Through the sacraments of Christian initiation, man receives the new life of Christ. Now we carry this life “in earthen vessels,” and it remains “hidden with Christ in God.” We are still in our “earthly tent,” subject to suffering, illness, and death. This new life as a child of God can be weakened and even lost by sin.
“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.”
The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also called the Sacrament of Penance or Confession, celebrates the unfailing forgiveness that God extends to us. Through this sacrament, we receive God’s mercy and forgiveness for our sins and are reconciled with God, with ourselves, and with the church.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered during communal celebrations of the sacrament celebrated during Advent and Lent or by appointment. To schedule an appointment please contact our Parish Office at 518-668-2046.