Confession Procedures

About Confessions

Confessions will be held inside the Msgr. Pierce Hall.

Masks must be worn at all times. Social distancing will be practiced between priest and penitent and between those waiting to have their confession heard.

CONFESSIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments can be made on Eventbrite or by calling the Parish Office.

To minimize wait times, arrive by the time on your reservation and check-in with a staff member when you arrive.

Confession Times:

-Wednesday from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
-Saturday from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

Temporary Confessional Alternative

You may feel uncomfortable or may not be healthy enough to go to in-person confessions. That’s understandable.

Pope Francis gives an alternative:

“As the catechism teaches,” Pope Francis said, “you can draw near to God’s forgiveness without having a priest at hand. Think about it. This is the moment.”

Lent is a special time “to let God wash us, purify us, to let God embrace us,” the pope said, and the best place for that is the confessional.

“But many people today would tell me, ‘Father, where can I find a priest, a confessor, because I can’t leave the house? And I want to make peace with the Lord, I want him to embrace me, I want the Father’s embrace.’”

The pope said his response would be, “Do what the Catechism (of the Catholic Church) says. It is very clear: If you cannot find a priest to confess to, speak directly with God, your father, and tell him the truth. Say, ‘Lord, I did this, this, this. Forgive me,’ and ask for pardon with all your heart.”

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

God’s Gift of Forgiveness: A Pastoral Exhortation on the Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation

ACT OF CONTRITION: My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy. (Rite of Penance, no. 45)