Penance and Reconciliation
(commonly called Confession)
is the Sacrament in which the faithful obtain absolution for the sins committed against God and neighbour and are reconciled with the community of the Church
Individual Confession
Saturday: 11.30am – 12.30am
Eves of Holy Days & First Fridays: 10.30am
Parish of the Annunciation Rathfarnham ReconciliationCommunal Reconciliation Services during Advent and Lent
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a common name used for the Sacrament of Confession. Whereas “Confession” stresses the action of the believer in the sacrament, “Reconciliation” stresses the action of God, whose love for us surpasses anything we may have done. God is not out to catch us in our sin but is intent on reaching out and hanging on to us in spite of our sin. Reconciliation (and the new Rite is careful to point this out) is not just a matter of getting rid of sin. Nor is its dominant concern what we, the penitents, do. The important point is what God does in, with and through us.

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First Confession. (7 more videos)
Forgiveness and Healing. (7 more videos)

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Your First Confession

Penance – St Conleth’s, Newbridge

What is the Sacrament of Confession? (very good)

"First Confession" Part 1 of 2, by Frank O'Connor (story read by Tom O'Bedlam)
"First Confession" Part 2 of 2 by Frank O'Connor (story read by Tom O'Bedlam)
Practice First Confession
DOs and DONTs of Confession
Confessing the Same Sins Over and Over Again
Confession 101 - What is it & how it's done - part one
Confession 101 - What is it & how to do it - part two
Do I need to confess my sins to a priest?
A Guide to Confession
HOW TO GO TO CONFESSION, part 1 - Catholic Precept #2