Confession Sign-Up

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


CLICK HERE FOR THE SIGN-UP FOR CONFESSIONS


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

  • Prior to coming to church, please take a moment to go through a health protocol self-checklist. If you experience any of the symptoms, we ask that you stay home.
  • You must sanitize your hands upon entering the church. We will have sanitizers at the doorway.
  • You must wear a mask or face covering upon entering the church and for the duration of your time inside.
  • You must stay within the designated areas that are in place to adhere to the social distancing measures.
  • The church will be unlocked 15 minutes prior to the start of the scheduled confession time.
  • There will be an entry and exit door labeled at the “B” doors off the main parking lot. Please follow the marked off areas keeping to the right while entering and exiting. See the attached diagram here.
  • Only 10 people will be allowed in the narthex/church at any given time.
  • There will be ushers present to direct you or answer questions.
  • Follow the 6’ social distancing marking on the floor in the narthex at all times.
  • The restrooms will not be available.
  • After going to confession, please leave immediately and say your penance at home.
  • After the church closes for confession, the church will be thoroughly sanitized.

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.

EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE

For Children
For Teens
For Singles
For Married
In Spanish (Preguntas complementarias para examinar la conciencia a la luz de la enseñanza social católica)

CHASTITY RESOURCES