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
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
*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
Don’t forget the myParish App ‘CONFESSION’ button which has a “How To Guide”, Examination of Conscience, and Act of Contrition. View it while waiting in line for your turn.
HOW TO MAKE A GOOD CONFESSION
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).
OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF GOING TO CONFESSION
WHY DO CATHOLICS CONFESS THEIR SINS TO A PRIEST?
FURTHER THOUGHTS ON CONFESSION AND REPENTANCE
One important aspect of repentance is confession. We can be assured that as we sincerely and humbly confess our sins to God, He forgives us and restores us. The Scriptures tell us, “if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9)
Honesty in naming and confessing our sins opens a door for God’s grace to enter an area of our lives that we had previously closed. His grace is vital to the complete change of direction that repentance calls for. Honest confession breaks any patterns of blindness and dispels the darkness in which evil spirits dwell.
There is power in naming our sins out loud.