Reconciliation - Confession
"Jesus showed himself to his apostles. He breathed on them and said to them: "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." John 20:19, 22-23
“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)
St. Bernadette Parish offers the sacrament of reconciliation, also known as confession or penance, on Saturday evenings at 4:00 pm in the parish chapel. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for the sacrament, please contact our pastor, Fr. Patrick Carrion. During special liturgical seasons (Advent and Lent) there will be more scheduled opportunities
to receive the sacrament.
Young people who are interested in preparing for the sacrament of Reconciliation (which precedes First Communion/Eucharist), should contact our religious education coordinator, Ms. Pat Radford.
Has it been a while since you've gone to Reconciliation? You're not alone! And there is no reason to be afraid - this is a sacrament of healing, not condemnation. Fr. Patrick (and any priest) are happy to guide you through the process.
For more information about how to prepare to celebrate Reconciliation again, view a guide from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops here: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/penance/upload/Bulletin-Insert-Penance-ENG.pdf