Sacrament of Reconciliation
“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:
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.
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.