Reconciliation is offered Saturdays at 4:15 PM and Sundays at 9:15 AM, or by appointment.
Reconciliation is the first sacrament of healing; the second is Annointing of the Sick. Penance and Reconciliaiton is the sacrament of spiritual healing for a baptized person from the distancing from God resulting from sins committed. If a person sins after baptism, he cannot have baptism as a remedy; Baptism, which is a spiritual regeneration, cannot be given a second time.
Reconciliation involves four elements:
- Contrition: The Penitent's sincere remorse for wrongdoing or sin (repentance), without which the rite has no effect,
- Confession to a Priest: Only a Priest has the power to administer the sacrament;
- Absolution by the Priest; and,
- Satisfaction or Penance