“If we go to Confession, it is not to plead for forgiveness from God. It is to thank Him for it … When God forgives our sins, He is not changing His mind about us. He is changing our minds about Him …” (Fr Herbert McCabe OP)
In this sacrament – also known as ‘going to confession’ – we are invited to share the peace and joy that comes with letting go of our sins, hearing that we are forgiven and beginning anew in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
In the Sacrament we confess our sins in the presence of the priest. Then, in the name of the Church, the priest pronounces: “I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.” After this, the priest assigns you a small devotional or practical task for you to complete as a sign of your repentance.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturdays at 10.30am, following the 10am Mass. The priest is available also on weekdays after the 10am Mass and at other times by prior appointment.
Lord, never let me feel that any sin of mine is greater than your love. Remind me often that with you I can always begin again.