"Baptism does snatch us from the power of sin and death, and brings us into the new life of the children of God, but it does not free us from human weakness and the inclination to sin. That is why we need a place where we can be reconciled with God again and again. Reconciliation truly renews the soul, completely unburdens it, leaving it without the debts of the past, accepted in love, and equipped with new strength. God is merciful, and he desires nothing more earnestly than for us too, to lay claim to his mercy. Someone who has gone to confession turns a clean, new page in the book of his life."
- YOUCAT #226
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Confessions are available 30 minutes before every Friday Evening (7pm) Mass and before every Weekend Masses at the Place of Reconciliation (starting 30 April 2022). Confessions will end 5 minutes before Mass start.
No bookings required.
Guide to Making a Good Confession
It is very important that we examine our conscience daily. With total humility, we should open ourselves to be corrected by those close to us. "If we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged" (1 Cor 11: 31).
This examination should be done in the presence of God, listening to His voice within us. This will be the best way to prepare for confession. Following you will find some very helpful practices:
Go to a quiet place, preferably before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Only God can show us our hearts, how we have responded to His love and give us the grace to change.
Contemplate the life of Jesus and His love manifested upon the Cross.
Ask Yourself: "How have I responded to so much love, to so many graces?"
Keep in mind that your examination is not just about numbering sins but about discovering the twisted attitudes of the heart and of being able to feel sorrow for your sins, which includes a firm proposal to not commit them again. Keep in mind that there are always areas in which we are weaker and require special attention.
Act of Contrition
"Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you and I detest all my sins because of your just punishment, but most of all because they offend you, my God who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to avoid the occasions of sin."