“The Sacrament of Reconciliation—commonly called Confession—is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ.”
“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.’ And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’” (John 20:21-23).
There is an opportunity for Confession each Saturday at Saints John & Paul from 4:00-4:45 PM. This Sacrament can also be celebrated by appointment by contacting the Parish Office at (724) 935-2104.
COMMUNITY & CONFESSION
Communal Penance Services are provided during the Holy Seasons of Lent and Advent at 7:00 PM throughout our cluster of parishes. Be sure to check the bulletin during Lent and Advent for Community Penance services. Remember also to check other parish websites for confession times.
The Light is Still on For You is a diocesan initiative for confession where each parish in the diocese hosts confession from 6:00-9:00 PM on one designated night. This initiative usually takes place during Lent and Advent.
Opportunities for reconciliation are also a major part of our Faith Formation. Twice a year, Family Penance Services are provided so that children and parents can come together and celebrate this Sacrament of peace and reconciliation.
All of these additional opportunities for the Sacrament are announced through the parish bulletin and will be announced on our website.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
We are here to help you! Whether you need materials to work with your child at home, the guidance of a trained Catechist, or any other adaptations, we are here to walk with you. Please contact Jason Gawaldo, Director of Faith Formation, at email@example.com or (724) 935-2104 x228, to discuss an individual formation plan for your child and the ways the parish will support you.
WHY DO WE HAVE CONFESSION?
To learn more about Reconciliation, watch these short videos by Father Mac, and by Bishop Robert Barron from Word On Fire Ministries.
Before making Confession, it is important to conduct a good Examination of Conscience.