The sacrament of reconciliation is also known as the sacrament of penance and the sacrament of confession. As the sacrament of Reconciliation, "it imparts to the sinner the love of God who reconciles...(as the sacrament of Penance) those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against Him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins ... ccc 1422, 1442
In the Catholic Church, we confess our sins to a priest at Christ's command: "On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, Jesus showed himself to his apostles. He breathed on the, and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained'" (Jn 20:19, 22-23). It is in these words that Jesus gave the Twelve the authority to absolve sins in His holy name.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on
+ Thursdays at Noon at Blessed Sacrament, and
+ Saturdays at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception & 3 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament