LENTEN RECONCILIATION OPPORTUNITIES – On Saturday, April 1, we will have Individual Confessions at 3:30 PM at St. Celestine and St. Cyprian Churches – For those who speak Polish, a Polish-speaking priest will be available on Saturday, April 1 from 3:30 to 5 PM at St. Celestine – Also, we will have a Communal Lenten Reconciliation Service on Monday, April 3 at 7 PM at St. Celestine Church – The Sacrament of Reconciliation is an encounter of forgiveness, healing, and renewal with the Lord. Through the sacrament, entrusted to the Church by Christ, God offers us the assurance of the forgiveness of our sins and the strength to become more faithful followers of Jesus. Please don’t miss this opportunity! Jesus never disappoints you!

The Sacrament of Reconciliation, or Confession, celebrates God’s forgiveness of sin through which we are reconciled with both God and the Church. We as sinners are washed clean of our sins and renewed in Christ. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Saturdays from 3:30-3:50 PM at St. Cyprian and on Saturdays from 4-4:45 PM at St. Celestine Church.

The basic requirement for a good confession is to have the intention of returning to God with your whole heart, and to acknowledge your sins with true sorrow before the priest. It is important to make an “Examination of Conscience” before receiving the sacrament. Go over your life since the last time you have received the sacrament and resolve not to repeat the sins committed since then.