As all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (cf. Rom 3:23), we are in need of sacrament that heals us and forgives our sins committed after baptism. This sacrament is Reconciliation and Penance, popularly known as “confession.” It’s important for us to face our sinfulness because by sinning we wound God’s love for us, we wound our own human dignity as people called to be children of God, and we wound the spiritual well-being of the Church. This sacrament is the way that we return to communion with God after we’ve damaged or broken that relationship through our sinfulness. In the process of this sacrament we receive God’s mercy and forgiveness – for He loves us more than we can imagine, and He wants us to be one with Him.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance is offered at St. Elizabeth every Wednesday from 11:30am-12pm and 5pm-6pm, Thursday from 9am-9:30am, Friday from 9am-9:30am, and every Saturday from 3pm-4pm. Confessions are also available by appointment by calling the parish office.
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