Reconciliation

“If we say, “We are without sin,” we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing.”
1John 1:8-9 

The Sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation is one of the Sacraments of Healing. It relies upon a sense of ongoing conversion, a desire to repent and a need to be reconciled with God and the Church. It is called the sacrament of forgiveness, since by the priest’s sacramental absolution God grants the penitent “pardon and peace.” Catechism of Catholic Church #1424

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offers a wealth of resources for those thinking about going back to Confession or just wanting to learn more about this Sacrament.

  • Preparation for First Reconciliation: This is a wonderful and special time for children and their families. The community of St. John Vianney is pleased and blessed to partner with the families and guide them through this process.