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“Those who approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation obtain pardon from the mercy of God for the offense committed against God and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, example, and prayer seeks their conversion.”
(Dogmatic Constitution of the Church, #11)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation may be celebrated in two ways:

  • Anonymously (behind a screen)
  • Face to Face

Preparation and personal reflection on one’s life are necessary before going to the Sacrament.  The faithful are encouraged to celebrate the sacrament often.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at Saint Michael Parish:

Every Saturday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in Saint Michael Church, Greenville
Every Thursday before First Friday, following the 6:30pm Mass in Saint Michael Church, Greenville

We also celebrate Deanery Wide Reconciliation Services during the Seasons of Lent and Advent each year. Check the parish bulletin for the dates and times for those celebrations throughout our deanery.

Parishes that participate in the regional celebrations:
Beloved Disciple Church, Grove City
Good Shepherd Church, West Middlesex
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Mercer
Notre Dame Church Hermitage
Saint Michael Church Greenville
Saint Joseph Church Sharon

A guide to aid in the preparing yourself for a good confession, including an examination of conscience and prayer of contrition, can be found by clicking the following link: Prepare for a Good Confession.

Please call the parish office at (724) 588-9800  to learn more.