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Confession / Reconciliation

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Confessions are heard each week on Thursdays and Saturdays. On Thursdays, Confessions are heard during adoration, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (please see our "Adoration" link for more info on adoration). On Saturdays, The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The Catholic Faith proclaims seven Sacraments, one of which is commonly called Confession, Reconciliation, or Penance. This Sacrament 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.  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.