Confession (Sacrament of Penance)

Sacrament of Penance

Not only does 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.”


Wednesdays with Adoration and Benediction at St. Patrick’s – 5:30 – 6:30 PM
First and Second Saturdays at St. Patrick’s – 4:00
Mondays with Adoration and Benediction at St. Mary’s Ontario – 5:30 – 6:30 PM

About the Sacrament

To grow closer to God, we should receive the Sacrament of Penance at least once a year. The links below are excellent resources for anyone, whether you just need a quick refresher or are guiding a child through their preparation:

How to Go to Confession
Examinations of Conscience
Act of Contrition
Rediscovering the Sacrament of Penance: Resources for Individuals