The Catholic Church recognizes seven sacraments, instituted by Christ Himself, which are outward signs of an inward grace acting in our souls.
When he first appeared to the apostles after his Resurrection, Christ breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained.”
Confession is the reconciling of humans to God. When we sin, we deprive ourselves of God’s grace. When we deprive ourselves we make it easier to sin again. The way to redeem ourselves is to acknowledge our sins, repent them and ask God’s forgiveness. In the sacrament of Reconciliation grace is restored to our souls and we can once again resist sin.
Reconciliation at OLP:
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at OLP:
- Every Saturday evening from 4 to 4:45 p.m.
- After the Saturday Morning Mass on the First Saturday of the month. Mass time is at 9:00 a.m.
- Every Lent & Advent OLP offers times for PSR students, Day School Students and the parish community. Check the bulletin for details on these special services.
- By Appointment with one of our priests. Please call the parish office 314-993-2280 and ask to speak to a priest.