“But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.” – Luke 15:20 Reconciliation is a sacrament of healing. When the prodigal son, who disowned his father came home, the father was still looking for him – the father saw him while he was still a long way off. Our Father is not a vengeful God, but a God full of mercy and compassion. He longs to shower us with love and grace if we would only let him. Pope John Paul II is well known for the phrase “Be not afraid!” and we echo his words for the sacrament of reconciliation. Take regular part in the sacrament and allow God’s grace to grow in you.
The sacrament of reconciliation is held every Saturday from 3:30-4:00 PM. If you are a visitor you can find the confessional by going into the main entrance of the Church. To the left of the altar is a door to the Eucharistic chapel. Enter into the Eucharistic chapel and the confessional is in the back on the right hand side.
You are welcome to look at these guides, print them off, and bring them with you to the sacrament if you would like to. The materials are taken from the Daily Roman Missal and the Manual of Prayers (Pontifical North American College). The children’s guide is adapted from the Domestic Church.com Website.