Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.
~ Catechism of the Catholic Church n.1422
The sacrament of Penance, or Reconciliation (also known to some as Confession) is one of the ways in which we experience the fullness of God's mercy.
Prayerful preparation for the sacrament of Penance involves reflection on what we have done wrong, an Examination of Consience. Feeling sorrow for what we have done leads us to seek God's forgiveness. When we participate in the sacrament of Reconciliation, we grow in holiness as our sins are forgiven by God, through the priest, and we are strengthened by God's grace.
The sacrament of Reconciliation is available in our parish at the following times:
Monday through Saturday before 8:30am Mass.
Saturday afternoons 2:45pm-3:45 pm
During Advent and Lenten Penance Services
Children in 2nd grade or older, who have not yet participated in the sacrament of Reconciliation, will prepare to do so as part of their preparations for First Holy Communion. Parents of children needing to prepare for these sacraments should contact the Parish Office 863.858.8047
If it has been a while since you have been to confession, you may find the resources below helpful.