Penance/Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Penance, also known as Reconciliation or Confession, is that sacrament that grants the forgiveness of sins committed after baptism. The preparation for first reception of the Sacrament of Penance occurs in the 2nd Grade and precedes First Communion.

The Sacrament of Penance is offered at St. Catherine’s in two forms:

  • Each week on Saturday at 3:00 PM, individual confessions are heard.
  • The sacrament is also celebrated in its communal form (including individual confessions and absolution) before Christmas and Easter.