DEVOTIONS AND EVENTS
Confession is one of the two sacraments of healing, the second is the Anointing of the Sick.
Consistent with His words and actions until the moment of His death forgiving those who crucified Him, the risen Christ instituted the sacrament of mercy as His first gift to the Church. On Easter Sunday night when appearing to the disciples gathered in the upper room He said to them:
“Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any they are forgiven, if you retain the sins of any they are retained.” Jn 20:22-23
Catholics can receive this sacrament any number of times and are encouraged to do so receiving again and again throughout their lives the special grace and strength given with Christ’s emphatic absolution. – ‘it truly renews the soul, completely unburdens it, leaving it without the debts of the past, accepted in love and equipped with new strength…..someone who has gone to confession turns a clean, new page in the book of his life.’
In this sacrament we find God’s unconditional forgiveness and as
a result we are called to forgive others.
Children make their First Confession prior to and as preparation for making their First Holy Communion.
Text is also taken and edited in part from: rcdow.org/catechism
Monday – Friday:
5.40pm – 6.00pm
11.30am – 12.15pm and
5.00pm – 6.00pm