Penance/Reconciliation

Reflective Cross

The Sacrament of Penance, also known as Reconciliation or Confession, is that sacrament that grants the forgiveness of sins committed after baptism.  The preparation for first reception of the Sacrament of Penance occurs in the 2nd Grade and precedes First Communion.

The Sacrament of Penance is currently offered at The Parish of St. Catherine of Siena and St. Agnes in two forms:

  • Weekly on Saturdays at 3:00 PM:  individual confessions are heard at St. Agnes Church (see specific dates in the weekly bulletin)
  • The sacrament is also celebrated in its communal form (including individual confessions and absolution) before Christmas and Easter
    (temporarily suspended during the pandemic).