And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Christ and given us the Ministry of Reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:18
2 Corinthians 5:18
Prior to signing up, we ask that you please carefully read the following.
After much planning we have been certified by the diocese to reopen our church for the following: Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms, and Reconciliation. There remains a 10 person limit for all these events. Contact the parish office for weddings, baptisms, and funerals.
Reconciliation at OLM will begin on Tuesday, May 26th. We will not be able to have additional priests to hear confessions. In order to prevent you from standing and waiting hours in a line we are asking you to sign up for a confession time (please sign-up here).
We want to be respectful and strict about privacy. With that said, when you fill out the sign-up form, please do not put in your real name.
When there is 1 Priest available for confessions you will find 12 slots for every hour (roughly 5 min allocated for each confession). When 2 Priests are available you will have the opportunity to sign up for 1 of 24 available slots. We ask that you only come for confession if you have signed up.
Safety precautions and procedure for Confession
The sacraments are core to our faith. The sacrament of Reconciliation is about the mercy of Jesus Christ. Honestly confessing our sins reconciles us to God and restores us to His grace and intimate friendship. Confession breaks the power of shame and the hurt of sin; it restores and revitalizes our relationships within the community of faith in the life of our Church. To encourage you in paying heed to the 5 minutes allocated time, please take a listen to/or watch Father Mark’s homily on how to make a good confession
We look forward to administering the Sacrament to you,
Fr. Don and Fr. Mark
CONFESSION & THE EUCHARIST
Father Mark reflects on why it is so many Catholics don’t go to the sacrament of reconciliation. He shows the relationship between confession and the Eucharist. To help alleviate fear around going to confession he offers tips on how to make a good confession.