Sacrament of Reconciliation
Theology instructs us that our sins are fogiven through an Act of Contrition, the Penitential Rite of the Mass, etc. Mortal sin is also forgiven by a sincere Act of Contritition and notably so in extraordinary times such as we are experiencing.
Reconciliation is offered every Saturday 3:30 - 4:30pm.
Appointments available upon request. Please call 815-485-8049 to make an appointment to speak with one of our Priests.
Christ instituted the sacrament of Reconciliation so that we could renew and restore baptismal graces and the life of God within us. The sacrament of Reconciliation is also known as the sacrament of Conversion, Confession, Forgiveness or Penance. The four main elements of the sacrament of Reconciliation are: Contrition, Confession, Absolution and Penance.
Contrition: Being sorry for sins, having a firm intention to make amends and avoid these sins in the future.
Confession: The verbalizing of those same sins out loud to the priest.
Absolution: God's forgiveness given to the penitent to remove sin from the soul.
Penance: Prayers or acts of service given to the penitent to help make reparation for their sins.