Reconciliation

    SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Saturday.............................................. 3:15–3:45 p.m. (St. Stephen)

Sunday................................................ 8:15–8:45 a.m. (St. Joseph)

Wednesday......................................... 8:45 a.m. (St. Joseph)

Other times are available by appointment.

Click here for a copy of an Examination of Conscience for an adult and for a child

(The child's examination of conscience is also included in the First Eucharist Handbook).

 

According to the  CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SECOND EDITION:

The Lord himself taught us to pray: "Forgive us our trespasses,"12 linking our forgiveness of one another's offenses to the forgiveness of our sins that God will grant us.

1422 "Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion."4

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is sometimes called confession or penance.

First Reconciliation is usually celebrated at the end of the second grade session of Parish School of Religion, just before the celebration of First Eucharist.

And be ye kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:32