Reconciliation / Confession / Penance

Not only does it [the Sacrament of Penance] free us from our sins but it also challenges us to have the same kind of compassion and forgiveness for those who sin against us.  We are liberated to be forgivers.  We obtain new insight into the words of the Prayer of St. Francis: "It is in pardoning that we are pardoned." 

Jesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church.  The Sacrament of Penance is God's gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven.  In confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in his presence and honestly acknowledge our sins, especially mortal sins.  With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church. The Sacrament helps us stay close to the truth that we cannot live without God. "In him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).  

~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

Penance is an experience of the gift of God’s boundless mercy.

CONFESSION Times at St. Monica

Tuesday – Thursday 4:15–5:20 p.m.
Saturday 3–4:45 p.m.
Or by appointment

The confessional is located in the St. Augustine Chapel

Lent 2019 Confessions

Ash Wednesday, March 6 - 4:15-5:20 p.m.  (two priests)

Normal Weekly Times
Tuesday: 4:15-5:20 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:15-5:20 p.m. (March 6, April 17 - two priests)
Thursday: 4:15-5:20 p.m.
Saturday: 3-4:45 p.m. (April 6, 13 - two priests)

Friday evenings after Stations of the Cross
March 8, 15, 22, 29 / April 5, 12

During Lunch Hour, Nursery Available
Friday, April 5, Noon-1 p.m. (two priests) 
Friday, April 12, Noon-1 p.m. (two priests) 

Tuesday, April 16 - No confessions or evening Mass 
   Chrism Mass at Our Lady’s Cathedral at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17 - 4:15-5:20 p.m. (two priests)

Thursday, April 18 (Holy Thursday) - 4:15-5:20 p.m

Good Friday, April 19, 1-3:30 p.m. (two priests)

Holy Saturday, April 20 (3-4:45 p.m.)