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Reconciliation (Confession)

 

Are you seeking to recover your friendship with God? Has it been a while since your last confession? No matter how long it has been or what your questions may be, we invite you to join us on a journey to rediscover the Sacrament of Penance

Confession is available at regular times as seen here.

Confessions can also be scheduled at other times by making an appointment.  To do so please call the church office at 952-472-1284.


Jesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church.  The Sacrament of Penance is God’s gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven.  In confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in his presence and honestly acknowledge our sins, especially mortal sins.  With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church. The Sacrament helps us stay close to the truth that we cannot live without God.

“In him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).

While all the Sacraments bring us an experience of the mercy that comes from Christ’s dying and rising, it is the Sacrament of Reconciliation that is the unique Sacrament of mercy. 


The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as the Sacrament of Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness, and as a result we are called to forgive others.

Read more about God’s Gift of Forgiveness with a How-To Guide to Confession and also this document on how sin affects our lives and further reflection on God’s forgiveness and mercy.

For a lighter read on confession and it’s many benefits, read this.


 

Why confess to a priest?

Has it been a while?  Trouble going back?  Watch the videos below!