Sacrament of Reconciliation

"Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained"
- John 20:22–23

Receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Any baptized Catholic, who has already received their First Reconciliation, may receive the Sacrament of Confession (or the Sacrament of Reconciliation) at any time throughout their lives.  If you never fully initiated into the life of the Church through First Reconciliation, First Communion, or Confirmation, please contact the Religious Education Office to begin the process of becoming fully initiated!

We believe that Jesus forgives our sins through the words of the priest, and since the priest is bound to the seal of confession, there is nothing to lose and everything to gain by going to the Sacrament of Confession and experiencing God's mercy.  Many priests, bishops, theologians, and Saints encourage trying to go to Confession once a month, but the minimum requirement is to go once a year, which might be surprising to some but is very beautiful and healing for our lives!

Scheduling an appointment for Confession with a priest outside the normally scheduled times:

For adults (or children 7 yrs or older) interested in learning more about formation classes and joining the Catholic Church:

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
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717-235-2156 (Parish Office)

parish@sjbnf.org

315 N. Constitution Avenue

New Freedom, PA 17349

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