On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. [Jesus] said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained” (John 20: 19-23).
The Sacrament of Reconciliation reconciles the penitent with God and the Church; remits the punishment incurred by mortal sins; offers peace of mind, serenity of conscience and spiritual consolation. This beautiful Sacrament strengthens the penitent in living the Christian life faithfully.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available 30 minutes before each Mass (please see our Holy Mass schedule in the bulletin or on the website) and also by appointment or upon request.
Additional opportunities to celebrate this beautiful Sacrament are offered during the Lenten and Advent Seasons.