The Sacrament of Reconciliation was instituted by Christ on Easter Sunday when he breathed on the Apostles and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” (John 20: 22-23) The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also called the Sacrament of Conversion, of Penance, or of Confession.
There are two Communal Reconciliation Services celebrated, one in Advent and one in Lent.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation:
- heals and saves the baptized person
- restores the gift of God’s grace in us
- reconciles with the Church
- strengthens and intensifies the life of God in us
- helps us to develop a sense of sin
- assists us in the proper formation of conscience.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated Saturdays at 11:00am at Immaculate Conception and at 4:00pm at St. Agnes.
To make arrangements for a special celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (to go to confession) please contact the pastor.