The sacraments of healing – Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick – provide opportunities for the healing of our souls and bodies as we live out our Christian lives.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation, sometimes called “Penance” or “Confession,” heals and saves the baptized person through the forgiveness of any sins he or she has committed after Baptism. In this sacrament, a person celebrates God’s forgiving love and is reconciled to God and to His Church. Whatever our sin, God is always faithful; He loves us and welcomes us back into a loving relationship with Him in a special way through this sacrament. Confession times are:
• Wednesdays 7:30 PM
• Saturdays 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Individual Reconciliation is also available by appointment and can be arranged by calling the Parish Center. Communal Reconciliation services are celebrated during the seasons of Lend and Advent.
If you or someone in your family has not received the sacrament of Reconciliation, contact the Parish Center at 626-915-7873 so we can assist you in continuing your faith journey.
Anointing of the Sick:
This sacrament helps us face illness with courage and invites us to join our suffering with the Passion and death of Christ. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, "By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them.”
Anyone seriously or chronically ill, facing surgery, advanced in age, or near death, may receive the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. This sacrament is usually administered by individual appointment. If you or someone you know needs a visit and would like to receive this sacrament, please call the Parish Center at 626-915-7873.