As the Catechism of the Catholic Church notes, this sacrament is known by many different names. Many times, “it is called the sacrament of conversion because it makes sacramentally present Jesus’ call to conversion” (1423). But it is also better known as “the Sacrament of Penance since it consecrates the Christian sinner’s personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction” (1423).

For many of us, it continues to be known as “the Sacrament of Confession, since the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest is an essential element of this sacrament” (1424).


Saturday: 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
First Friday of the Month: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Last Thursday of the Month: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
22nd Day of the Month: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM (unless on a Sunday)

A Guide to Confession