“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion” (Lumen Gentium 11).
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is sometimes referred to as Penance or Confession. In this sacrament, a person confesses their sins with Christ through the priest. If the person is heartedly sorry for their wrongdoing, the priest will offer them a form of penance, usually a type of prayer or community service, and absolves them of their sins. In order to receive the sacrament, one must be a baptized member of the Catholic Church.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at Rosary Cathedral at 4:00pm on Saturdays. Additional times are available before special Feast days and by request.
Children are prepared for their First Reconciliation during the course of preparation for First Communion. Adults who are not Catholic receive formation to go to Confession during the RCIA process.
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