At St. Catherine of Siena Parish, the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (Confession) is offered:
Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday Afternoons, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is also available on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Confessions are heard in the Confessional, which is located in the narthex (lobby) of the church. The confessional is arranged so that both anonymous and face-to-face confessions are possible. The Sacrament is also available anytime upon request from one of the priests.
36 questions answered. Adapted from “Commonly Asked Questions” about the Sacrament of Reconciliation, prepared by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester.
So, you want to go to Confession?
Yeah, I know. I never want to go either.
No one ever really wants to go.
It’s like getting a flu shot. There are a lot of excuses we can use for not getting one.......
If you’re thinking of going to Confession, but it has been a while, this article is for you. Going to Confession is never pleasant or enjoyable, but it is always worth it. It can feel so much worse if you’ve not been in years. Maybe it has been so long ago since you’ve been, and you simply feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin. (Catholic-Link)
“He [Jesus] does not threaten” but instead prompts his children with “kindness, gentleness, giving us confidence,” Francis said. The act of going to confession is like God inviting you to coffee, he continued. “This is how the Lord calls us: ‘Come on, let’s have a coffee together. Let’s talk this over, let’s discuss it. Don’t be afraid.’” (Catholic News Agency)
Become More Patient with Yourself and others, Begin to Forgive Others, Heal Deep Personal Wounds, Grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ. (Catholic-Link)
Often, just like immature children, we are not only full of excuses for failing to respond to the Father’s plan, but we also justify and hide our flaws. Yet, God knows us and welcomes us as we are, with our mistakes and virtues. It is through the Sacrament of Reconciliation that we can return to the Father, repentant, and can receive His forgiveness and the grace of His love.Read this gallery of 15 excuses. Answered. (Catholic-Link)