Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by chariy, by example and by prayer labors for their conversion." (§ 1422, Catechism of the Catholic Church)
Through Penance we receive God’s forgiveness. Forgiveness requires being sorry for our sins. In Penance we receive Jesus’ healing grace through absolution by the priest. The signs of this sacrament are our confession of sins and the words of absolution.
REQUIREMENTS TO CELEBRATE (FIRST) CONFESSION:
As noted on the Eucharist page, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a pre-requisite before celebrating First Communion. Hence, at a given year, a child in Grade 2 prepares for those two Sacraments.
REGULAR CONFESSION AT THE CATHEDRAL:
Priests at the Cathedral are available for confession before the daily Mass and Sunday Masses. Schedule is posted under "schedule" page of this website. If the regular schedule does not suit the schedule of a penitent, an appointment maybe arranged by contactting the parish office (250-564-5225).
Canon § 989 All the faithful who have reached the age of discretion are bound faithfully to confess their grave sins at least once a year.
To read more about the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please click here: "The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.
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