“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.”4

This Sacrament It is called the sacrament of conversion because it makes sacramentally present Jesus’ call to conversion, the first step in returning to the Father from whom one has strayed by sin. It is also called the sacrament of Penance, since it consecrates the Christian sinner’s personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction. It is also known as the the sacrament of confession, since the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest is an essential element of this sacrament. In a profound sense it is also a “confession” – acknowledgment and praise – of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man. In addition, it is called the sacrament of forgiveness, since by the priest’s sacramental absolution God grants the penitent “pardon and peace.”

And, It is called the sacrament of Reconciliation, because it imparts to the sinner the live of God who reconciles: “Be reconciled to God.” He who lives by God’s merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord’s call: “Go; first be reconciled to your brother.”

We offer the Sacrament of Confession on Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30PM (Bilingual) Saturdays from 3:30 to 5:00 PM(Bilingual).

Traditionally, children can receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation while attending the 2nd year formation for First Holy Communion. For more information regarding the Sacrament of Reconciliation for Faith Formation children, please contact Laura Lomeli or Zaira Baez in the Department of Faith Formation