The celebration of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation throughout the year is part of living the Christian life.  The holy season of Lent, with its Ash Wednesday invitation to “turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel,” brings additional encouragement to benefit from the grace of Confession.

Archbishop Chaput this year has asked every parish to provide an opportunity for Confessions every Wednesday of Lent from 7:00 to 8:00 PM in addition to the other scheduled times for Confession and Lenten Penance Services.

This website provides a great variety of resources to help you deepen your understanding of the Sacrament of the Lord’s mercy, ways to examine your conscience in preparation for Confession and a review of how to go to Confession.

Pope Benedict gives us a splendid summary of the Church’s teaching on the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation in this brief statement. “In the Sacrament of Penance, the Crucified and Risen Christ purifies us through his ministers with his infinite mercy, restores us to communion with the heavenly Father and with our brothers and sisters and makes us a gift of his love, his joy and his peace” (Angelus, 15 April 2008).