Parishes will be open on Tuesday, March 28, for an extended period of time for the Sacrament.  Consult your parish for precise times. Click here for Parish List. 

Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation

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.  An examination of conscience is a tool to help us look at our lives and consider how we have been guilty of actions that separate us from God and from one another.  You can find a variety of them here.

This site provides facts on the Sacrament, “how-to” celebrate, short videos explaining key aspects of the Sacrament, commonly asked questions, and much more.  If you still have questions, you can connect with local representatives who are ready to support you in your search for answers.