Sometimes this sacrament is called penance or confession. The word “reconciliation” refers to healing the rift between a sinful human being and God (and others in the human community). It comes from the Latin reconciliare — to conciliate or to “restore to friendship.” The word “penance,” which comes from the Latin poenitentia, means “contrition” and “repentance for wrongdoing.”




4-4:45 pm  

We also hold Communal Penance services during Lent and Advent, where several priests are available to hear confessions. Times for those are posted in the Bulletin prior to the event happening.