Yes, We Still Have Confession!
Monday–Friday: 7:05–8:15 am (inside) | 8:50–9:15 am (inside)
Saturday: 8:50–9:15 am (inside) | 3:15–4:30 pm (inside and outside)
Sunday: (all outside) starts at 7:00 am | 9:00 am | 11:00 am | 4:30 pm
All Sunday Confessions are now being held outside to avoid crowding the church entrance as public Masses resume.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Confessions on Memorial Day, May 25.
In response to the requirements for social distancing, we are making some changes to how and where Confessions are being heard. As of this past weekend, Confessions are being heard in new locations with more space (the Eucharistic Minister Sacristy, the Altar Server Sacristy and the Priest Sacristy). All Confessions will be heard behind a screen (blue divider wall) with at least six feet separating the penitent and the priest. These confessionals will be disinfected daily. If the door is open, you are welcome to enter! Follow the signs in the vestibule.
On weekends, we will include outdoor Confessions.
Please remember to always maintain a safe distance while you wait in line, and please ensure there are no more than 10 people in the same area at a time.
If You Still Find it Difficult …
According to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Where the individual faithful find themselves in the painful impossibility of receiving sacramental absolution, it should be remembered that perfect contrition, coming from the love of God, beloved above all things, expressed by a sincere request for forgiveness (that which the penitent is at present able to express) and accompanied by votum confessionis, that is, by the firm resolution to have recourse, as soon as possible, to sacramental confession, obtains forgiveness of sins, even mortal ones (cf. CCC, no. 1452).
In summary, perfect contrition requires:
- love of God
- sincere desire for forgiveness
- the ardent commitment to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation when available
Read the entire document here.