Confession can be intimating, but Christ came to us as an infant. A child to hold and comfort. An approachable Savior who desire to be loved and to love in return. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a sacrament of healing and that is what God desires for us. To be comforted in our struggles and to find healing from our sins. Do not fear (Is 41:10).
Pain, despair, and sinful situations are not the will of God. The New Testament presented the life, teaching, death, Resurrection of Jesus Christ, as well as his gift of the Church, as the means of grace to reconcile ourselves with God and with others. In a special way, Jesus, through the action of our priest, invites people to release the past, be forgiven and reject sin (Jn 8:11). Jesus bestowed on the Apostles and the Church the power to forgive and to liberate souls from the burden of sin through the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (Jn 20:23; 2 Cor 14-6:2).
Please join us and experience the Mercy of God. If it has been a while since your last confession, remember, “Do not fear” (Is 41:10). The Franciscan Fathers will guide you through the sacrament. Feel free to print the below document and take it with you into confessional: How to Go to Confession
Time: 3:30 PM
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Location: St. Mary’s Basilica
Free parking is available for parishioners and visitors attending Mass and sponsored events at St. Mary’s Basilica. Our parking garage is located on 5th Street between Van Buren Street and Monroe Street.
Director of Music and Liturgy