Penance (Confession)

On the night of Jesus' resurrection from the dead he came to his disciples behind locked doors.  He bid them peace and said to them: "As the Father has sent me, so I send you".  Then he breathed on them and continued: "Receive the Holy Spirit, whose sins you shall forgive they are forgiven them...(Jn 20:21-23)".  As Christ was sent by the Father to reconcile the world to himself, so Christ himself sent out human beings with power, grace, and the Holy Spirit to continue his saving work of absolving sins.  

The Sacrament, also known as Confession or Reconciliation, is celebrated for individuals on Saturdays from 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM or by making an appointment with a priest.  We also celebrate it communally during the Seasons of Advent and Lent.  Communal Penance Services still provide time for private confession, but also provides the prayerful support of fellow Catholics.  To schedule an appointment for individual Confession, please contact the Pastor, Fr. Dan, or a priest in any parish.

If you have a child preparing for their First Confession, please fill out a registration form.  It can be found under the header "Sacraments" on the Drop Down tab entitled "Eucharist (Communion)".  Preparations for First Confession and First Communion for children are done together and use the same registration form found there.  If you have any questions about preparations for this Sacrament, please contact Mrs. Mary Takacs in our parish office 330-483-3808. 

May God give you pardon and peace.