When our Savior Jesus Christ gae his apostles and their successors power to forgive sins, He instituted in his Church the sacrament of penance. Its purpsoe is that the faithufl 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."
Reconciliation takes place:
- weekly before the 4:30pm Saturday Mass,
- monthly at the Vigil Evenings, or
- by appointment.