A Catholic Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio

Confession

Confession

"Confession is an act of honesty and courage - an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God." - Saint John Paul II

 


 

About Confession

Every time we sin, we hurt ourselves, other people, and God. The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation was given to us by Christ to help us reconcile with Christ and his Church when we have committed harm. Through the Sacrament, we acknowledge our sins, express our sorrow in a meaningful way, receive the forgiveness of Christ and his Church, make reparation for what we have done, and resolve to do better in the future. During his public life, Jesus both forgave sins and reintegrated sinners into the community. This is the goal of the Sacrament of Confession: to forgive sins and to provide reconciliation with the Church.

 


 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until all confessions are heard, or anytime by appointment.