Reconciliation - Penance

Reconciliation

Given that sin destroys our relationship with God and undermines our relationship with other human beings, reconciliation designates that precise effect of Christ's redemption of the human race that restores our relationship with God and our human fellowship.

Christ breaks down the barriers that sin raises between us and God, and within the human community.

Our conversion from sin and reception of divine mercy are continually renewed by confession. Serious sin separates us from the body of the church, and sacramental penance reconciles us with God and the community of his people.

This sacrament is also referred to as the sacrament of penance or confession. 

 A Guide to Confessio  from the Knights of Columbus

  

The UPDATED Sacrament of Reconciliation is held on:

St. Ann: After 4:00 pm Saturday Mass
St. Hugh: After 5:00 pm Saturday Mass
St. Marcellus: After 10:30 am Sunday Mass
St. Ignatius: After the 4:00 pm Sunday Mass
By appointment - Click here for Priests' contact info
     
  
LENT ~ The Light is on for You
Wednesday, April 10
St. Ann  and  St. Hugh
from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

County wide Penitential Services
All begin at 7:00 PM:
St. Hugh on Monday, April 1  
St. Marcellus on Tuesday, April 2
St. Ignatius on Thursday, April 3

Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you,
and 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 all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace,
to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin.
Amen.

 

Confession Explained