In the sacrament of Reconciliation, we encounter Jesus in our sinfulness and

brokenness. When we find ourselves to be apart from the Lord because of our sins, it is

Jesus, in His great love for us, who calls us to Himself and forgives our sins. This

sacrament reconciles us with God, with the Body of Christ, which is the Church, and with

each other. Through the special grace imparted through the sacrament we are

strengthened against temptation and filled with the love of God and our neighbor. In

this sacrament our priests act in the person of Christ for us. It is Jesus who hears our

sins. It is Jesus who showers His mercy upon us. It is Jesus who forgives our sins. It is

Jesus who calls us to a new beginning in His light and grace.



The sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated at Holy Redeemer Parish on Monday

evening from 6:30 PM until 6:45 PM and on Saturday afternoon from 4:00 PM until 4:30

PM. Appointments can also be made with Father Hadden.

If you are a Catholic who has not received the sacrament of Reconciliation, or have an

older child who has not, you are warmly invited to contact the parish office or Father

Hadden for information and assistance in helping you and your family celebrate this

beautiful sacrament.

If you are a non-Catholic who would like to know more about the Catholic faith or the

sacrament of Reconciliation you are warmly invited to check out the newcomer’s

section of this website, and to contact the parish office or Father Hadden for more




“Confession heals, Confession justifies, Confession grants pardon of sin, all hope consists

in Confession; in Confession there is a chance for mercy.” St. Isidore of Seville

“Our Lord Himself I saw in this venerable sacrament…I felt as if my chains fell, as those

of St. Peter at the touch of the Divine messenger. My God, what new scenes for my

soul.” St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

“Confession is an act of honesty and courage – an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond

sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God.” St. John Paul II