THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION
The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of our Catholic faith. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established this Sacrament so that we, as sinners, can confess our sins, obtain forgiveness for these offenses and come to reconciliation with both God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ.
In reconciling us to God, The Sacrament of Penance, also called confession is a wonderful source of grace, and Catholics are encouraged to take advantage of this Sacrament, even if they are not aware of having committed a grievous (mortal) sin.
To make a good Confession, one should:
*Make an examination of conscience
* Be sorry for one’s sins
*Make a firm resolution not to offend God again
*Confess one’s sins to the priest
*Perform the penance prescribed by the priest
If you have not been to Confession in a while, the Catholic Church wants to welcome you back, and invites you to participate in this beautiful Sacrament of healing and reconciliation. Take a step in faith. You may be surprised about how free you feel after the reception of this Sacrament. It can be one of the greatest experiences of God’s love, mercy, and compassion.
One should consider coming to this salvific, grace-filled sacrament on a regular basis, monthly or even more frequently.
“Receive the holy spirit. whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; whose sins You shall retain, they are retained.” -John 20;22-23
SCHEDULE OF CONFESSONS
Scheduled Confessions are on Saturday from 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM; preceding our4:40pm Sunday Vigil Mass.
Confessions are also available on weekdays by appointment.
Please contact the parish office at (813) 689-4148.
You may also send us an email at: email@example.com or complete the short form below if you have any questions and we will contact you about the reception of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.