What is Confession?

Confession is the act of telling our sins to a priest and receiving forgiveness from God through His Church and His priest.  Sometimes called the Sacrament of Peace, we will confess sins to a priest, and the priest through the power granted him by God will forgive and remove the burden of our sins.

Why is Confession important?

Confession is important because it frees us from our past sins and helps us to make up for wrongs done to God, to others and to ourselves. When we do things that are wrong, we separate ourselves from God and our brothers and sisters.  Confession is a way back to God and our community, and a way to find true peace.

Who can go to Confession?

Baptized Catholics of a reasonable age can go to Confession. Traditionally, children around the age of 7 can receive preparation for their First Confession. Those aware of committing serious sins should go to confession before receiving the Holy Eucharist.

"God gives man a new heart."

Catechism of the Catholic Church


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First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are sacraments offered in the second grade. Our program is a home-based curriculum. Watch for information in the bulletin and in our child’s folders early in September.

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