Confession

Confessions are heard every Saturday at 1 PM. For other times please call the rectory for an appointment: 718-347-3707. Preparations for First Penance are part of the Faith Formation Experience for both children and adults.

“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.”

It is called the sacrament of conversion because it makes sacramentally present Jesus’ call to conversion, the first step in returning to the Father from whom one has strayed by sin. It is called the sacrament of Penance, since it consecrates the Christian sinner’s personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction. It is called the sacrament of confession, since the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest is an essential element of this sacrament. In a profound sense it is also a “confession” – acknowledgment and praise – of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man. It is called the sacrament of forgiveness, since by the priest’s sacramental absolution God grants the penitent “pardon and peace.” It is called the sacrament of Reconciliation, because it imparts to the sinner the life of God who reconciles: “Be reconciled to God.” He who lives by God’s merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord’s call: “Go; first be reconciled to your brother.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1422-1424


Upcoming Events

Jun
24
Fri
7:00 pm Festival
Festival
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
 
8:30 pm Alcoholics Anonymous – Closed @ Church Basement
Alcoholics Anonymous – Closed @ Church Basement
Jun 24 @ 8:30 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous – Closed
Jun
25
Sat
10:00 am Bereavement Group RB
Bereavement Group RB
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
12:00 pm Baptism
Baptism
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm
 
1:00 pm Penance C
Penance C
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm
The Sacrament of Penance is offered each Saturday at 1:00PM. and at other times by appointment with one of our priests.
7:00 pm Festival
Festival
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm