RECONCILIATION

The Sacrament of Reconciliation
at St. Mark

Not only does it [the Sacrament of Penance] free us from our sins but it also challenges us to have the same kind of compassion and forgiveness for those who sin against us.  We are liberated to be forgivers.  We obtain new insight into the words of the Prayer of St. Francis: “It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.”

Jesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church.  The Sacrament of Penance is God’s gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven.  In confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in His presence and honestly acknowledge our sins, especially mortal sins.  With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church. The Sacrament helps us stay close to the truth that we cannot live without God. “In Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). 

~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

Reconciliation Schedule
Resources: Guides for Adults and Children
Contact Us: Schedule an Appointment

Reconciliation Schedule

Effective September 1st 2021

Thursdays
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Priests available in
English and Spanish

Saturdays
9:00 AM – 10:00AM

Priests available in
English and Spanish

Resources

The following guides include a “Prayer before Confession”, “How to go to Confession”, and an “Examination of Conscience” to help you make a good confession.

Contact Us

Has been a while since your last confession? Do you need a bit more time to speak with a priest? Does your schedule not align with our Reconciliation Opportunities? Fill out this form to contact us and schedule an appointment with a priest. Our Pastoral Assistant, Veronica Fonseca, will get in touch with you soon.