Penance & Reconciliation
Reconciliation (also known as Penance or Confession) is one of the Sacraments of Healing. When a person has failed to live up to the ideals of Christian faith and practice in imitation of Jesus. The Sacrament of Confession/ Penance/Reconciliation is the Sacrament to experience God’s forgiveness and healing. God is love and God’s love is never more fully realized than in the experience of being forgiven for whatever causes pain and suffering.
Saturdays at 9:00 AM in the Notre Dame Chapel in the church.
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Reconciliation Room in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
The Blessed Sacrament Chapel is located on the east side of the church. The door is accessible from the south. Inside the Chapel is the Reconciliation Room, open during hours for confessions. It has both the option for kneeling behind a screen and thus anonymous to the priest confessor, or sitting face to face for confession, in a more conversational style with the priest confessor.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is family preparation, meaning children attend with a parent. Preparation takes place at a retreat on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. The celebration of First Reconciliation is Saturday, February 11, 2023. (All children enrolled in preparation for First Eucharist will also prepare for and celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.)