"If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven." JN 20: 23
Through the sacraments of Christian initiation, we receive the new life of Christ. This new life as a child of God can be weakened, however, and even lost by sin. The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, has willed that his Church continue--in the power of the Holy Spirit--his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members.
Healing, therefore, is the purpose of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
Those who approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation obtain mercy, peace, and pardon from God and are, at the same time, reconciled with the human body of Christ which they have wounded by their sins
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated during Advent and Lenten Penance Services at OLC, Advent and Lenten Regional Penance Services at various parishes, and anytime by appointment with the Pastor.
First Reconciliation is celebrated during the fall. Children seeking the Sacrament of First Reconciliation will particpate in our Religious Education Program and prepare for the sacrament via a home based family study. Please complete the Sacrament Registration by clicking on the link.