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RECONCILIATION/CONFESSION

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the first Sacrament of healing, and is the ordinary means God has given us to have our sins forgiven. Scripturally, in John 20:22-23 the Apostles and their successors (Bishops) were tasked with this Sacrament:

 When he [Christ] had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost.

Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.

This 'breathe' refers to the consecration of a Bishop, and it is through the authority of their Bishop that priests are able

to administer this Sacrament. Reconciliation is an act of mutual love where the penitent is joyfully returned to the

embrace of the Church. Please bear in mind that the Seal of Confession is absolute: a priest will never betray

what is shared in confession, or else that priest would suffer immediate and automatic excommunication.

Confessions are available before every Mass:

Sunday between 15:30-15:55

Tuesday between 20:00-20:40

Thursday between 09:00-09:30

Saturday between 15:00-15:45

Additionally, confession is available upon request

by approaching Fr Ninian, or contacting him here.