Confession / Reconciliation
Interested in learning more about any of the sacraments? Please call and us and ask to speak with Mrs. Deb Rhinock, Director of Religious Education, at 260-493-4553. Also, feel free to email Mrs. Rhinock from our staff page under "about us," or email the parish at "contact us" under "about us."
Confessions are heard each week on Thursdays and Saturdays. On Thursdays, Confessions are heard during adoration, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. (please see our "Adoration" link for more info on adoration). On Saturdays, The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Also, our priests, and generally any priests throughout the Catholic Church, will make themselves available to hear a confession by appointment. Please call and ask for Fr. Bill or Fr. Mark.
The Catholic Faith proclaims seven sacraments, one of which is commonly called Confession, Reconciliation, or Penance. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a way for all of us, loved sinners, to know God's healing grace, mercy, and love for us. In the sacrament, an individual has the opportunity to share with the priest any sins which he/she chooses. Our faith teaches that the priest acts for God and has the authority, given by Christ Himself in scripture (see John 20:23), to forgive our sins on God's behalf. In Reconciliation, the priest will forgive the individual his/her sins and we believe that forgiveness also means that God forgives these sins permanently within that Sacrament. If you're curious about this sacrament or have never been, many, many Catholics report it is an incredible way to feel an overwhelming good sense of peace, healing, and comfort, a tangible and real sign of God's love in our world.