“On the evening of that day, the first day of the week,” Jesus showed himself to his apostles. “He breathed on them, and said to them: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; you retain the sins of any, they are retained”
John 20:19, 22-23
Individual confessions are available on Saturdays at 3:00pm or anytime by appointment. Communal penance services are held during Advent and Lent.
Children’s Reconciliation Services are held in the fall and during Lent. Each penance service is followed by a joyous celebration primarily for those in 3rd to 6th grade.
Family-centered preparation for First Reconciliation begins at the end of the 1st grade PSR year. Preparation includes rituals at Mass, intergenerational sessions, parent sessions, serving the parish community, and student learning in the PSR classroom. First Reconciliation is generally held in January.
Parents wishing for their child to receive First Reconciliation can contact the Director or Coordinator of Religious Education.
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.