SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Tuesdays - Noon-1:00 pm
Saturdays - 8:00 am-9:00 am
There are four steps in the Sacrament of Reconciliation:
We truly want a conversion of heart to change our ways.
We confess our sins and human sinfulness to a priest.
We receive and accept forgiveness (absolution) and are absolved of our sins.
We celebrate God’s everlasting love for us and commit to living out a Christian life. Sin hurts our relationship with God, ourselves and others.
As the Catechism states: The sinner wounds God’s honor and love, his own human dignity…and the spiritual well-being of the Church, of which each Christian ought to be a living stone. To the eyes of faith, no evil is graver than sin and nothing has worse consequences for the sinners themselves, for the Church, and for the whole world. (CCC 1487, 1488)
Reconciliation is held on Saturdays from 3:00-4:30 pm
or by appointment with a priest.
Fr. John Henderson, Pastor
Fr. Scott Baier, Parochial Vicor
503-639-4179 ext. 119
The Spiritual effects of the Sacraments of Reconciliation include:
Reconciliation with God by which the penitent recovers grace
Reconciliation with the Church
Remission of the eternal punishment incurred by mortal sins
Remission, at least in part, of temporal punishments resulting from sin
Peace and serenity of conscience, and spiritual consolation
An increase of spiritual strength for the Christian battle (CCC 1496)
Individual confession with a priest is the principal means of absolution and reconciliation of grave sins within the Church. The Sacrament of Reconciliation frees us from sinful patterns of behavior and calls us to complete conversion to Christ. Reconciliation heals our sins and repairs our relationships.