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:
Due to Covid-19, The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at OLP through Appointment Only until further notice. Please call the Parish Office to schedule an appointment