Sacrament of Reconciliation

Many people have questions about the Sacrament of Reconciliation (also called "Penance" or "Confession"). We hope that the following resources will help Catholics overcome any anxieties they may feel about celebrating the sacrament.

We also hope that Catholics who frequently receive the graces of this sacrament may find an even greater appreciation for a practice they already embrace.

History of the Sacrament

Theology of the Sacrament

How to Prepare for the sacrament

How to "Go" to Confession

Examination of Conscience

Act of Contrition