Confession is an act of honesty and courage – an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God.

St. John Paul II
,
September 14, 1987 Homily

Our parish offers Reconciliation Saturdays 4-4:45 p.m. or by appointment. The confessional is located on the southwest side of the church, near the tabernacle. Known as the Sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation, this healing sacrament is to be seen within the context of conversion from sin and a turn to God. Sin harms our relationship with God and damages our communion with the Church. Conversion of heart is the beginning of our journey back to God. Liturgically this happens in the Sacrament of Penance. Conversion must involve a change of heart as well as a change of actions. Neither is possible without God’s grace.

First Reconciliation: Preparation for this sacrament takes place in the parish school and religious education classes for children in the second grade or older who have not yet had their first confession. Contact our Pastoral Associate, Stefanie Iwan, pa@ihmparish.com or 241-4477, ext. 1105