Why Go To Confession? Why Confess To A Priest?

How To Make A Good Confession

How To Confess To A Priest

Other Approved Acts of Contrition
Prayer of the Penitent

Videos relating to Reconciliation:

Confession Explained
(Why Confess to a Priest)

I Confess

Oceans of Mercy

Parish Communal Reconciliation Service with Individual Confessions:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:00am and 7:00pm in the Church.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available:

  • Saturdays, 3:00pm to 4:00pm and after the 5:00pm Mass
  • 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month after the 5:00 pm Mass (Español


    During Holy Week:

  • Monday, March 26 from 1pm to 2pm and 6pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday, March 27 from 1pm to 2pm

Anyone wishing to receive this sacrament at other times may make an appointment with one of the priests. Twice a year, during Advent and Lent, communal parish penance services are held for adults, and the children of our parish school, and religious education program.

Plugged In

Christ tells his disciples and us: "Be watchful! Be alert!" Advent is not just a time of waiting or watching – it is a time of action, readiness. When Jesus says “be alert” he is asking: Are we ready? Are we ready to receive the light of Christ?

What does it mean to be ready? To prepare ourselves? To turn from SIN?

What is keeping me from the light? What is SIN? What is an Examination of Conscience? How do you do it?

Join us for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, on Tuesday, March 13 at either 10am or 7pm for the communal reconciliation service (there will be plenty of priests and worship aides to assist you in your reconciliation with God and others).


Challenge of the Week: Prepare yourself and your family for the Sacrament of Reconciliation by reflecting on an examination of conscience


We developed an examination of conscience around mercy. 

Mercy is always practical. It always addresses someone. It’s not a mere theory hanging in the air above your head somehow, but it is transmitted to your hands and feet, through your eyes and smile, in your voice and manner of being present. Therefore, take time to read, think, and pray through the list of people/relationships in the examination of concencience linked below. Follow the instructions on the exercise. Make notes in the spaces provided. (Take about 10 minutes for this reflection)

Year of Mercy Examination of Conscience


Here are links of several possible examinations of conscience developed by the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops.

Examination of Conscience based on the 10 commandments

Examination of Conscience for married persons

Examination of Conscience for single people

Examination of Conscience for Young Adults & Teens

Examination of Conscience for Children

Examination of Conscience in light of Catholic Social Teaching


For those who want to go deeper, there is a spiritual practice developed by St. Ignatius Loyola called "The Examen."

The Examen prayer is designed to deepen your sense of God’s generous love in your daily life. It keeps you in touch with how Christ tries to influence you and move you to do the next good thing. This prayer helps you to see when you were cooperating with Christ and when you did not. It makes you more attune to the desires of the risen Lord and helps you discover your daily role in his mission. The prayer has four steps: Gratitude, Review, Forgiveness and Renewal. It is not to be confused with the examination of conscience.

The Examen Prayer