For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And He gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:19
The Sacrament of Reconciliation can be received at the following times:
St. Vincent Ferrer
Weekdays: 5:20-5:50 PM
Wednesday: 7:15-7:55 PM
Saturday: 5-5:50 PM
Sunday: 7:45-8 AM, 9:10-9:30 AM,
11:30-NOON, 5:30-6 PM
St. Catherine of Siena
Weekdays: 4:40-5:05 PM
Check our website during Lent and Advent for any additional confessions times.
The Key Things to Know
- Confession is the most necessary sacrament for the baptized who have sinned mortally.
- Mortal sin is sin whose object is grave matter and which is also committed with full knowledge and deliberate consent. (CCC 1857)
- Catholics go to confession rather than only praying for forgiveness because Jesus instituted the sacrament to give the penitent sacramental surety of His forgiveness.
- One should prepare for confession by examining their conscience, sorrowing over their sins, and resolving to avoid all sins, by the grace of God.
- Priests maintain the seal of confession, that is, they cannot reveal the particular sin of a particular sinner.
The Act of Contrition
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.