Confession reconciles us with our Lord and His Church.

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I send you.” Then he breathed on them and said, “Received the Holy Spirit. If you forgive people’s sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”
— John 20:21-23

Confession times
Tuesdays 6pm – 7pm
Saturdays from 3pm – 4:30pm

What is Confession?

The sacrament of confession was initiated by Christ as a way to cleanse our souls of sins and to make amends with our Lord. Sin is harmful because it weakens our relationship with Jesus. He wants to be united with us. A good, honest, and reflective Examination of Conscience and Confession leads us back to a state of grace.

The love Jesus has for us is greater than any sin we have committed.
We must have true sorrow in our hearts for what we have done.

If you have not been to confession in a while, we welcome you back to the Catholic Church! We understand you may feel anxious or apprehensive about confession, but there is no need to worry. Our priests are here to walk you through confession with the same love and compassion as our Lord, as when they hear our confessions, they are “In persona Christi” or “In the person of Christ.” You will be welcomed in the peace that only our Lord can bring.

A Brief Examination of Conscience
Based on the Ten Commandments

  • I am the Lord your God: you shall not have strange Gods before me.

    • Have I treated people, events, or things as more important than God

  • You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

    • Have my words, actively or passively, put down God, the Church, or people?

  • Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.

    • Do I go to Mass every Sunday (or Saturday Vigil) and on Holy Days of Obligation (Jan. 1; the Ascension; Aug. 15; Nov. 1; Dec. 8; Dec. 25)?

    • Do I avoid, when possible, work that impedes worship to God, joy for the Lord’s Day, and proper relaxation of mind and body?

    • Do I look for ways to spend time with family or in service on Sunday?

  • Honor your father and your mother.

    • Do I show my parents due respect?

    • Do I seek to maintain good communication with my parents where possible?

    • Do I criticize them for lacking skills I think they should have?

  • You shall not kill.

    • Have I harmed another through physical, verbal, or emotional means, including gossip or manipulation of any kind?

  • You shall not commit adultery.

    • Have I respected the physical and sexual dignity of others and of myself?

  • You shall not steal.

    • Have I taken or wasted time or resources that belonged to another?

  • You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

    • Have I gossiped, told lies, or embellished stories at the expense of another?

  • You shall not covet your neighbor’s spouse.

    • Have I honored my spouse with my full affection and exclusive love?

    • You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods. Am I content with my own means and needs, or do I compare myself to others unnecessarily?

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Act of Contrition

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. 

I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.

Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.