“And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.’” – John 20:22-23

The liturgical celebration of God’s forgiveness of the sins of the penitent, who is thus reconciled with God and with the Church. The acts of the penitent–contrition, the confession of sins, and satisfaction or reparation–together with the prayer of absolution by the priest, constitute the essential elements of the Sacrament of Penance.

The diocesan guidelines for Reconciliation prep is a 2 year program.

3:30-4:30 PM Saturday, or by appointment.
For First Reconciliation preparation (2nd grade and above) contact Anne Doyle, Director of Children’s Faith Formation at (910) 398-6511 or children@stmarkcc.net