Reconciliation

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


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 hurt of sin, and restores and revitalizes our relationships within the community of faith in the life of our Church.

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 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.


CONFESSION & THE EUCHARIST – FATHER MARK BERNHARD

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.


 

CONFESSIONS HELD IN RECONCILIATION ROOMS ON

Tuesdays 7PM – 8PM

Saturdays 9AM – 10AM* | 1:30PM – 2:30PM

First Friday of the month 8:30AM

DURING MAGNIFY (THE LAST WEDS OF THE MONTH) 7PM – 8:30PM

Or please do make an appointment

*In addition to Confession inside the Church Confessional, there is also outdoor Confession by the Rectory Parking Lot on Saturday.  Please see the following graphic.

 


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)


HOW TO MAKE AN ACT OF PERFECT CONTRITION


How to make an act of perfect contrition (which should be done before each sacrament of reconciliation).

  1. Ask the Holy Spirit for grace to see your sins with your enlightened mind (agreeing with God’s justice) and to feel sorrow for your sins in your heart (surrendering to the Father’s Love) and to have will to intensely detest your sins that separate you from the Trinitarian Life. Meditate on the passion (suffering and death of Jesus) to stir your heart into submission to the supernatural sorrow.
  2. Confess your sins to God and ask for forgiveness in the name of Jesus.
  3. Express it in your own words or by reciting an Act of Contrition: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/prayers/act-of-contrition.html
  4. Make a definite resolution of turning away from sin.
  5. Make a resolution of repairing the damage (amendment) that was made by committing your sin.
  6. Thank God the Father immediately for forgiveness and start living believing that the Blood of Jesus has accomplished the work of salvation and redemption.
  7. Avoid occasion to sin. Make conscious decisions and stick to them.

OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF GOING TO CONFESSION


 


WHY DO CATHOLICS CONFESS THEIR SINS TO A PRIEST?