According to the Church's command, "after having attained the age of discretion, each of the faithful is bound by an obligation faithfully to confess serious sins at least once a year." Anyone who is aware of having committed a mortal sin must not receive Holy Communion, even if he experiences deep contrition, without having received sacramental absolution..."
Life in the Sacraments - Reconciliation
Sacramental Confession is the liturgical celebration of God's forgiveness of sins, given to us by Jesus Christ Himself. It is the ordinary way by which a soul in mortal sin may be restored to grace. By his contrition, the confession of sins, and satisfaction or reparation - together with the prayers of absolution by the priest - the penitent is reconciled with God and the Church.
Confessions are offered on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons. Please check the Sacramental Schedule. Confessions are available any time by appointment - 704.735.5575
Children preparing for First Holy Communion will be instructed and receive the Sacrament of Penance during their second grade Faith Formation year. Contact Mrs Meg Barrett for more information.
Adults who have never had the Sacrament should please first contact
* Unless otherwise noted, all Sacramental descriptions are from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Glossary ©2000