It is God who “forgives sins” in the Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession. The ordained Catholic priest is the minister of this sacrament offering advice, assigning penance and giving absolution as a visible sign that reconciliation between the person apologizing to God, God and his Church has taken place.
“Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.” (John 8: 11)
Forgiveness is not a result of our efforts, but is a gift. It is a gift of the Holy Spirit who showers us with mercy and grace that pours forth unceasingly from the open heart of Christ crucified and risen.
St. Jerome Church – by appointment only, due to Covid
St. Mary’s Church – by appointment only, due to Covid
For those receiving this Sacrament for the first time, please contact Sr. Elizabeth Toft at 732-222-8686