THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also called Confession and Penance, is the sacrament by which we reconcile ourselves with God after we have sinned, and with a contrite heart, truly desire to be reunited fully with God.
There are two ways in which we celebrate Reconciliation. In individual celebrations, you (the penitent) meet with a priest in private. In communal celebrations, the parish community gathers together to pray and listen to readings from the Bible. Then each penitent speaks privately with a priest.
Individual celebrations of the Sacrament of Reconciliation are available by appointment. Please email our Pastor, Fr. Pat Rudolph, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communal Penance Services are offered during the seasons of Lent and Advent. Dates and times during those seasons can be found in the parish bulletin.
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended You.
I detest all my sins, because of Your just punishments,
but most of all because they offend You, my God,
who are all-good and deserving of my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace,
to sin no more, and to avoid the near occasions of sin.
Act of Contrition