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Advent is a wonderful time to celebrate the reconciling love and the healing graces our Lord offers us. Like all religious experiences, it takes preparation.

Experience God’s Love

Reconciliation is what God does. Receiving it and celebrating it is what we do. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a most natural way to celebrate God’s forgiveness and love.

Ways to Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the wonderful opportunity to grow closer to God— whether the Sacrament is individual or in a communal Reconciliation Service during the liturgical seasons of preparation— Advent before the celebration of Christmas and Lent before the celebration of Easter.

Communal Reconciliation Service

Communal Reconciliation Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Saint Patrick Catholic Church. Many parishes offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation in a communal service during the season of Advent and Lent. The communal service is an opportunity to join our sisters and brothers in asking for forgiveness and healing during this important time of the year.

As we begin the new liturgical year in the Church we invite all to begin anew with souls nourished from gift of the divine mercy and forgiveness God has for everyone.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available at 12:30 PM, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Saint Rita of Cascia Catholic Church.

First Reconciliation

Congratulations to the children who made their First Reconciliation on November 17, 2018 at Saint Patrick Catholic Church. Check out our ‘Sheep Banner’ with the photos of the children in the Gathering Space at Saint Patrick Catholic Church. Thank you to our families and the catechists who prepared them for this beautiful sacrament of God’s mercy and love.

The LORD has done great things for us; We are glad.Psalm 126:3

Weekly Reconciliation

Reconciliation is offered every Saturday at 9:30 AM  at Saint Rita of Cascia Catholic Church, 3:30 P.M. at Saint Patrick Catholic Church and 4:00 P.M. at Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Click here for an Advent at a Glance scheduling including times for the sacrament of Reconciliation.

Has It Been a While?

Why do we have to confess our sins to a priest? Can’t we just pray to God for forgiveness? If I sin but no one is affected then can I say, “no harm, no foul?”

These questions and more are answered in this Busted Halo edition of “Sacraments 101,” a web video series geared for those who’d like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.

If it has been a while since your last confession, remember, “Do not fear” (Is 41:10). The priest will help guide you. Watch the video and then download and take this guide on How to Go to Confession with you!