After saying this he breathed on them and said: “Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven, for those whose sins you retain, they are retained.”
Our Christian life is an ongoing journey. On this journey, we often wander off course. In the Sacrament of Reconciliation, we celebrate God's mercy and God's willingness to forgive us for our sins and failures to live as children of God. The Sacrament of Reconciliation recognises our honest acknowledgement of our need for God's mercy and our desire for ongoing conversion.
All parishioners may come to the Sacrament of Reconciliation by making an appointment with a priest as needed.
Reconciliation is a sacrament which can be celebrated repeatedly throughout one’s life, and indeed Christians are encouraged to receive this sacrament frequently. The Church suggests regularly confessing our sins in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, at least once a year during the Easter Season.
The Blessings in Frequent Confession
There are many blessings in frequent confession. Among such blessings are the following:
If you are unsure how to go to Confession …
Sometimes, people hesitate to go to confession because they have forgotten how to do so. The Video to the right may help.
A guide to examining your conscience to help you make a good confession can be found here.