“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1422
As a result of Original Sin, human nature is weakened. Baptism, by imparting the life of Christ’s grace, takes away Original Sin, and turns us back toward God. The consequences of this weakness and the inclination to evil persist, and we often commit personal or actual sin.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ.
Confessions are 30 minutes before Sunday masses at both churches or by appointment. Confessions are also available at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday evenings at 5pm.
First Reconciliation is made during the 1st year of sacramental preparation for children in religious education or CCD classes, typically at age 7 or 8, and typically in 2nd grade. If your child(ren) needs to make their First Reconciliation, please contact the parish office at 303-849-5313 for more information.
First Reconciliation may also be made by adults within the RCIA program. This sacrament as well as Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion may be made on the Easter Vigil. If you would like more information on RCIA classes, please contact the parish office at 303-849-5313.