Confessions

We offer Confessions as listed below:

There is no need to male an appointment. Confessions are alwasy available during these times.

 

  • Monday through Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon at St. Augustine's

  • Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Patrick 's  (Spanish & English)
  • Friday: 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Augustine's (Vietn. & English)

  • Saturday: 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church

  • Sunday: 5:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.  at St.Augustine's Cathedral

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Why is Confession important?

If you haven’t been to Confession in a while, the Catholic Church wants to welcome you back, and invite you to participate in this beautiful sacrament of healing. Take a step in faith. You’ll be surprised about how free you feel after taking part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. So many Catholics describe incredible feelings of peace, joy, relief, and love that they never expected. Jesus is calling you to experience His mercy in this way too.
 

1. Confession helps us to better “know thyself.”
St. Augustine and countless other saints and doctors of the Church talk about the importance of knowing ourselves well. Through coming to know ourselves better, we realized how fallen we are, and how badly we need God’s help and grace to get through life. Frequent Confession helps remind us to rely on God to help rid us of our sins.

2. Confession helps us overcome vice.
The grace we receive from the Sacrament of Confession helps us combat our faults and failings and break our habits of vice much more easily and expediently than we could otherwise do without the sacramental grace.

3. Confession brings us peace.
Guilt from the sins we commit can make us feel all mixed up inside and cause us to lose our peace and joy. When we hear God’s forgiving words to us from the lips of the priest in Confession, a burden is lifted off our shoulders and we can again feel the peace of heart and soul that comes from being in a good relationship with God.

4. Confession helps us become more saintly, more like Jesus.
Jesus was perfectly humble, perfectly generous, perfectly patient, perfectly loving—perfectly everything! Don’t you wish you could be as humble, generous, patient, and loving as Jesus? Saints throughout history have felt that way too, and they have frequented the Sacrament of Reconciliation to help transform them into people who are more like Christ. Little images of Christ—that’s what saints are!

5. Confession makes our will stronger.
Every time we experience the Sacrament of Confession, God strengthens our will and our self-control to be able to resist the temptations that confront us in our lives. We become more resolute to follow God’s will and not our own whims.

To learn more stop by the parish office to receive a Guide to Confession!

 

Confesiones en Español

Miércoles de 6:30 pm a 7 pm, antes de la Santa Misa de las 7 pm en laIglesia de San Patricio

 

The Act of Contrition

 

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you, and I detest all my sins, because of Your just
punishments, but most of all because they offend You, my God, who are
all-good and deserving of all my love.


I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin.

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