Confession (Reconcilation/Penance)

“The confession (or disclosure) of sins, even from a simply human point of view, frees us and facilitates our reconciliation with others. Through such an admission man looks squarely at the sins he is guilty of, takes responsibility for them, and thereby opens himself again to God and to the communion of the Church in order to make a new future possible.”

– Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1455

“The whole power of the sacrament of Penance consists in restoring us to God’s grace and joining us with him in an intimate friendship. Reconciliation with God is thus the purpose and effect of this sacrament. For those who receive the sacrament of Penance with contrite heart and religious disposition, reconciliation is usually followed by peace and serenity of conscience with strong spiritual consolation. Indeed the sacrament of Reconciliation with God brings about a true spiritual resurrection, restoration of the dignity and blessings of the life of the children of God, of which the most precious is friendship with God.”

– Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1468

Confessions/Reconciliation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

Priests are available to hear confessions on Saturdays at 5:30 pm and on Sundays at 8:30 am and 11:15 am.  Confession is available at other times.  Please contact one of OLPH’s priests at (813) 248-5701 to make arrangements.