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 fr.rudolph@stcathchurch.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.

Amen.

Act of Contrition

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