Reconciliation/Penance

Reconciliation/Penance

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (or Penance) is a Sacrament of healing though God’s mercy. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament, so that we can obtain forgiveness for our sins and be reconciled with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ. In it we find God's unconditional forgiveness and as a result we are called to forgive others. Reconciliation gives each baptized Christian the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of sin and forgiveness and lead each of us to live a closer relationship with Jesus and our fellow Christians.

I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.
Isaiah 43:25

At St. Michael Parish the Sacrament of Penance is celebrated each Saturday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in the church, during Penance Services in Advent and Lent, and at any time by appointment.

For information about Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation, please visit our Elementary Faith Formation page.