Reconciliation, also known as Confession, is the sacrament in which our souls are cleansed of sin. We show contrition by expressing our sorrow in a meaningful way. We receive the forgiveness of Christ and His Church through absolution. We make reparation for what we have done and resolve to do better in the future through penance.
By expressing our sorrow for our sins and our clear intent to refrain from committing these sins in the future, we are given new life in Christ and the grace to live better.
As the minister of Reconciliation, the priest stands in the place of Christ and can thus offer us Christ's forgiveness and grace through the words of absolution.
Reconciliation at St. Gabriel
Reconciliation is available every Saturday from 3:45 - 4:45pm in our RCIA room at the back of the Church.
Special Reconciliation services are scheduled during the Advent and Lent seasons and are announced at these times.