This sacrament is known by different names; ‘confession’, ‘penance’ and, more recently ‘reconciliation.’ ‘reconciliation’ is the proper and better name for this sacrament because it is a better description of the reality of what happens when we receive it.
Every Sacrament is a celebration of the action of God in our lives. Reconciliation- which is the result of our repentance and confession and God’s forgiveness- is something we can celebrate. The names ‘Penance’ and ‘Confession’ are describing only what we do in the Sacrament and are therefore inadequate names.
Confessions take place each Saturday after 10am Mass.