Every parish in the Diocese of Rochester offers the Sacrament of Penance on a regular basis. You can check your parish bulletin, website, or call the office (parish list here) to learn about the regular offerings for this Sacrament.

Parishes are making the Sacrament of Penance more readily available in Advent. Check with your parish, or click here for more details.

In Lent, Parishes will be open on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 for an extended period of time for the Sacrament. Consult your parish for precise times, or click here.

The Catholic Church believes the Sacrament of Penance (sometimes called Reconciliation or Confession) is a graced opportunity for us to celebrate God’s forgiveness. The Sacrament calls us to a true sorrow for the sins we have committed, along with an intention to repair our lives and our relationships with God and our community.

It is important to approach the Sacrament by taking some time for prayer and reflection on our lives. Visit our Diocesan website for details on the Sacrament of Penance.