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
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
On Saturdays after 11am Mass & before the 6.45pm Mass
Communal 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.