Sacrament of Penance (Confession)
The Father has shown forth his mercy by reconciling the world to himself in Christ and by making peace for all things on earth and in heaven by the blood of Christ on the cross. Jesus not only exhorted people to repentance so that they would abandon their sins and turn wholeheartedly to the Lord, but welcoming sinners, he actually reconciled them to the Father. Moreover, he healed the sick in order to offer a sign of his power to forgive sin. Finally, he himself died for our sins and rose again for our justification. Therefore, on the night he was betrayed and began his saving passion, he instituted the sacrifice of the New Covenant in his blood for the forgiveness of sins. After his resurrection he sent the Holy Spirit upon the apostles, empowering them to forgive or retain sins and sending them forth to all peoples to preach repentance and the forgiveness of sins in his name. The purpose of confession is that the faithful who fall into sin after baptism may be reconciled with God through the restoration of grace. The Church "possesses both water and tears: the water of baptism, the tears of penance." (Saint Ambrose) - The Rite of Penance
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Beginning the week of September 6, all confessions will be in the Cry Room to allow for more space/social distancing in alignment with COVID-19 protocols. Please note that masks are required in the church, per the Governor's Executive Order.
Thursday 8:30am-last penitent
CONFESSION TIMES IN THE BLOOMINGTON AREA