In the sacrament of Reconciliation, often called “Confession or Penance,” God’s mercy is made known to us and reconciles us with God and others. All forms of the sacrament, communal and individual, are a public celebration of forgiveness in the presence of the Church and its minister of the sacrament, the ordained priest.

As described in the teachings of the Church, sin is an offense against God, a rupture of communion with God. At the same time, it damages communion with the Church. For this reason, conversion and wholeness entails both God’s forgiveness and reconciliation with the Church, which are expressed in the liturgy of the sacrament of Reconciliation.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation can be received  on the second Sunday of the month after the 8:00 a.m. Mass  at St. Mary worship site and before the 11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Benedict worship site or by calling the parish office for an appointment.