"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord."
"Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion." (Catechism 1422)
It is called the sacrament of confession, since the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest is an essential element of this sacrament. In a profound sense it is also a "confession" - acknowledgment and praise - of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man. It is called the sacrament of forgiveness, since by the priest's sacramental absolution God grants the penitent "pardon and peace." It is called the sacrament of Reconciliation, because it imparts to the sinner the life of God who reconciles: "Be reconciled to God." He who lives by God's merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord's call: "Go; first be reconciled to your brother." (Catechism 1424)
For confession times at St. Andrew Parish, please see below for additional information.
Confession is celebrated at St. Andrew on Saturdays at 4:15pm,
or by appointment with the Pastor.
To schedule an individual appointment for confession at a time
other than the regular offerings listed above, please contact one of the following:
Fr. Del Staigers
Fr. Benson Lokidoriyo
Fr. Jeff Kemper