Confession / Penance

Confession & Forgiveness in the Sacrament of Penance is a great grace from God. There is nothing wrong with admitting that we are sinners and that we need God’s grace and conversion of life. Through this holy Sacrament, it is Christ Himself who continues to forgive through the ministry of His priests. The Compendium tells us, “The Risen Lord instituted this Sacrament on the evening of Easter when He showed Himself to His Apostles and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained'” (John 20:22-23).

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The Sacrament of Confession (also known as Penance or Reconciliation) is offered Saturdays 3:30-4:30 PM in the church and Monday-Friday 4:45-5:15 PM in Old St. Mary's (before daily Mass). If you need a different time or may need more time, please contact the church office at 803.649.4777 for an appointment with one of our priests.