reconciliation

  • "Jesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church.  The Sacrament of Penance is God's gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven.  In confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in his presence and honestly acknowledge our sins, especially mortal sins.  With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church. The Sacrament helps us stay close to the truth that we cannot live without God. "In him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28)."  -An exerpt from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

  • First Penance Preparation

    Take a look at our document explaining Sacramental Preparation: Sacraments: What You Need To Know

    Please note that for Sacramental Preparation:
    •  If your child or teen attends a Catholic School, they will need to only attend the preparation sessions (NOT weekly Faith Formation or Youth Ministry.)
    • If your child is not in Catholic School, they will need to enroll in weekly Faith Formation or Youth Ministry classes, along with preparation sessions for the sacrament.

    If you are interested in learning more about First Penance, please contact Paulette Foggetti at Paulette.Foggetti@dor.org

  • Confession Times

    Fr. Mitch & Fr. Simon are available for Confession after every Mass they celebrate, or by appointment. Fr. Hoan is available by appointment. (email them or call 585-586-5675)
  • "Forgiven" On FORMED.org

    Not sure what to think about Confession? Wondering why it has so many different names: Confession, Penance, Reconciliation? This series on FOREMED.org helps clear some of these questions up and helps to clarify just how the Lord's love and grace work through this beautiful sacrament. 

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