The Sacrament of Confession is also known as Penance and Reconciliation, among other names. Although often called Confession in common usage, the term “penance” best describes the essential interior disposition required for this sacrament.
In fact, there is a virtue of penance. This is a supernatural virtue by which we are moved to detest our sins from a motive made known by faith, and with an accompanying purpose of offending God no more and of making satisfaction for our sins. In this sense the word “penance” is synonymous with “pénitence” or “repentance.”
Opportunities for Confession on a weekly basis:
✝️ Tuesday 7:15 AM – 7:45 AM in Room 105 in the Parish Center. (The Note: Tuesday morning Confession will be held in the Church beginning in Advent and ending at the conclusion of Lent.)
✝️ Tuesday 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM in the church – Especially for parents who are picking up their kids from school.
✝️ Thursday 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM in the Church
✝️ Saturday mornings 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM in the church
✝️ Confession is also available by setting an appointment.
Note: Unless he has another commitment, the priest will remain in the confessional past these times including Saturday confession, until all penitents have received the sacrament.
Communal Confession Services are held during Advent and Lent.
First Confession preparation is provided through the day school and the PREP program during the year. The Sacrament is first celebrated with 2nd grade students in late winter but prior to First Communion.
You will find more detailed information concerning First Confession including Parish Staff contact information on our Church of the Incarnation Parish App.