Sacramental Confession

Saturday, March 21, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

According to the Book of Common Prayer (1979), “the ministry of reconciliation, which has been committed by Christ to his Church, is exercised through the care each Christian has for others, through the common prayer of Christians assembled for public worship, and through the priesthood of the Church and its ministers declaring absolution…When the penitent has confessed all serious sins troubling the conscience and has given evidence of due contrition, the priest gives such counsel and encouragement as are needed and pronounces absolution. Before giving absolution, the priest may assign to the penitent a psalm, prayer, or hymn to be said, or something to be done, as a sign of penitence and act of thanksgiving. The content of a confession is not normally a matter of subsequent discussion. The secrecy of a confession is morally absolute for the confessor, and must under no circumstances be broken.”

On Saturdays in Lent, a priest is available in the Resurrection Chapel from 11am-12noon to hear confessions. The Resurrection Chapel is located to the right side of the High Altar, behind the gate. If a priest is meeting with someone when you arrive, simply wait in a pew near the gate. Alternatively, you may make an appointment with a priest for confession.