Confession – Sacraments of Healing
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the celebration of having been forgiven by God. – “God loves us” what does this mean to you?
“While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him, he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him” Lk 15.20
Role in our Lives
Having taken responsibility for our trespasses we accept God’s forgiveness.
The Sacrament of reconciliation restores the Christian to the communion with God and his people, first established in Baptism. It heals the wounds caused to our relationships by our trespasses.
In our Parish, as a community, during Advent and Lent, we celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The celebration takes place on Sundays during the 10.30am and noon masses. These masses are specially adapted for the occasion.
The Priests of the Parish are available to hear individual Confession at times of need.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is celebrated in the Church on Saturdays from 9.30 am to 10.00am and from 5.45pm to 6.15 pm.
How we prepare for Confession
We recognise our “trespasses” (as in the Lord’s Prayer).
We accept God’s forgiveness in his love. This is our preparation for, and the core of the sacrament. The Confession acknowledges our full reconciliation with God and our full restoration to the Christian Community.
Preparation for First Reconciliation (Confession) is organised by the religious instruction committees and the parish pastoral worker
The following schools in the parish have catholic religious instruction committees:
- Rathgar Junior (Quaker) 62 Grosvenor Road; Tel: 4972411.
- Rathgar National School (Methodist), Rathgar Avenue; Tel: 4907661.
- Kildare Place School (Church of Ireland) Upper Rathmines Road; Tel: 4065466.
- St Peter’s, St. John of God, Lucena Clinic, Orwell Road; Tel: 4923596.
Person to Contact
Priests of the Parish.
Related Sources and Links
Reconciliation in the Catechism of the Church