Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offence committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example and by prayer labours for their conversion [Cathechism of the Catholic Church, article 1422].
This sacrament is also called the sacrament of conversion [CCC, 1423], the sacrament of confession [CCC, 1456], the sacrament of forgiveness [CCC, 1449] and the sacrament of reconciliation [CCC, 1442].
Availability of the Sacrament of Confession in the Parish
Private Confession is available in the Church, every Saturday morning at 10.30am.
Penetential Service/Communal Confession takes place twice yearly at Easter and Christmas time. Dates and times fixed closer to the season, available from Parish Office or on website.
First Confession for children preparing for First Holy Communion takes place annually in the Parish by arrangement with local schools.
Confession is available to those who are ill, infirm with age or housebound. In these circumstances contact should be made to Parish Office and arrangements will be followed through with a Priest.