The Sacrament of Reconciliation, or Confession, is a celebration of God’s mercy and forgiveness. This is one of the ways that Catholics renew their Baptism and seek to follow the way of the Gospel. The celebration consists of a proclamation of God’s mercy, followed by prayers of sorrow and contrition, confession of sin (the absence of God), the declaration of absolution (forgiveness), an act of penance (conversion or change) and thanksgiving.
Community Reconciliation services are scheduled during the seasons of Advent and Lent and are multilingual in nature with priest confessors hearing confessions in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Traditional Reconciliation is offered on Saturdays between 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Portuguese and English. You may also call the rectory for a personal appointment. Also, Mass celebrants are usually available before and after Mass.
Reconciliation the ordinary way in which one who has been estranged from the church and from the celebration of the sacraments returns to the life of the Church.
Children are prepared to celebrate the sacrament in our Catechetical Ministry program (CCD) before they receive First Communion. For information, please call the parish office at 1.408.292.2123.