The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also called Confession and Penance, is the sacrament in which we reconcile ourselves with God after we have sinned and, having a contrite heart, truly desire to be reunited fully with God.
There are two ways in which we celebrate Reconciliation. In individual celebrations, you (the penitent) meet with a priest in private. In communal celebrations, groups of Catholics gather to pray and listen to readings from the Bible, then each penitent speaks privately with a priest.
What do I need to do?
Individual celebrations of the Sacrament of Reconciliation are heard one half-hour before daily Mass, on Saturdays between 3:30 to 5:15 PM, or by appointment. Teen Confessions are Sundays between 4:45 to 5:15 PM. There are no confessions on Mondays