Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a privileged opportunity to experience the Lord’s merciful love. By confessing our sins with true sorrow and accepting penance, we are able to receive what only the Lord can give us: forgiveness, healing and refreshment for our souls, and special strength in order to become better people and more faithful Christians.

All Catholics are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation as frequently as necessary, in order to worthily and fruitfully partake of the Holy Eucharist, and to be at peace with God, with ourselves and with one another.

The Oratorian priests who serve at St. Peter’s place the highest importance on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, as did our founder, St. Philip Neri. We seek to imitate his ministry of mercy, using the encounter in confession as an opportunity to challenge and encourage the members of Christ’s body to follow Him more closely.

God's Gift of Forgiveness (pdf)
Pastoral Exhortation on the Sacrament of Reconciliation by the Bishops of the United States

Confession Availability

Please Note: There is no scheduled time for Confession on Holy Saturday, or Christmas Eve (when it falls on Saturday).

Saturdays, 11 am–12 Noon in the church confessional (face to face or behind the screen at the penitent's option)

Before or after any Mass (subject to the priest’s availability) or by appointment (please call the parish office to schedule an appointment).

Lenten Penance Service, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 7:30 PM in the church

Advent Penance Service, Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 7:30 PM in the church