Sacrament of Reconciliation
TIMES FOR RECONCILIATION FOR ALL:
Every Saturday 3:30 - 4:30pm
Wednesday 6:30 - 7:00pm (Sept through May)
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.
ST. JUDE SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION FOR 1ST RECONCILIATION
The majority of the sacramental preparation is completed outside of the classroom, during the Reconciliation Sacramental Preparation session. Parents and/or family members are expected to attend the Sacramental Preparation Session with the child who is preparing for the sacrament.