The Sacrament of Penance is an experience of the gift of God's boundless mercy. Not only does it free us from our sins but it also challenges us to have the same kind of compassion and forgiveness for those who sin against us. We are challenged to be forgivers. We obtain new insight into the words of the Prayer of St. Francis: "It is in pardoning that we are pardoned."
The Holy Sacrament of Reconciliation
Act of Contrition
I am sorry for my sins
with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong
and failing to do good,
I have sinned against you
whom I should love
above all things.
I firmly intend,
with your help,
to do penance,
to sin no more,
and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ
suffered and died for us.
In his name,
my God, have mercy.
Reconciliation is celebrated:
Mondays at 5:00 pm at DMCC
Tuesdays at 8:00 am at at DMCC
Friday at 8:00 am at DMCC*
Saturday 8:00 & 9:00 am at DMCC
By appointment, Call 334-2266, or Click on names to email:
*During the school year, reconciliation and Mass on Fridays are celebrated at IC church instead of DMCC.
Penance is an experience of the gift of God's boundless mercy.
Jesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church. The Sacrament of Penance is God's gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven. In confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in his presence and honestly acknowledge our sins, especially mortal sins. With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church. The Sacrament helps us stay close to the truth that we cannot live without God. "In him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28). While all the Sacraments bring us an experience of the mercy that comes from Christ's dying and rising, it is the Sacrament of Reconciliation that is the unique Sacrament of mercy.
-From the United States Catholic
Catechism for Adults
First Reconciliation for Children
Children will prepare to receive First Reconciliation as part of the First Communion Program. During the Faith Formation year, they will receive weekly instruction in class and also with their families on January 26th at the 1st Reconciliation Learning Center at DMCC to prepare them to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on April 2nd, 2019 at our Lent Penance Fair. Contact Anna Blessing for more information.