Have mercy on me, God, in your goodness; in your abundant compassion blot out my offense. Wash away all my guilt; from my sin cleanse me. (Psalm 51: 3-4)
The Sacrament of Penance, more commonly known as Confession, is a definitive encounter with the merciful Christ. Penance reconciles the sinner with God and the community of faith. Penance washes away the guilt of sin, restores sanctifying grace, strengthens the recipient to resist temptation and reestablishes the penitent on the road to salvation.
The Sacrament of Penance is available one half hour before each of the daily and weekend Masses, or by appointment.
Children make their First Penance prior to receiving their first Holy Communion. Children are prepared for these sacraments in the 2nd grade through the Religious Education Program.