Not only does it 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).
- United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Confession or Penance) is one of the two healing Sacraments. Reconciliation takes place on Saturdays from 2:30-4:00 pm. If you want an extended period of time to talk to a priest or you need counseling, we recommend calling the Parish Office at 702-361-3022 to schedule a separate appointment. Our priests are happy to spend that time with you.
Typically during the seasons of Advent and Lent, special days and/or evenings are set aside for the communal preparation and individual celebration of this Sacrament with our priests as well as other visiting priests. This information is announced and published ahead of time in many places, including on this webpage.