Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Parish

Confession

 

CCC 1423 
It is called the sacrament of conversion because it makes sacramentally present Jesuscall to conversion, the first step in returning to the Father
5 from whom one has strayed by sin.
It is called the sacrament of Penance, since it consecrates the Christian sinner‘s personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction.  

CCC 1424
 It is called the sacrament of confession, since the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest is an essential element of this sacrament. In a profound sense it is also a “confession” – acknowledgment and praise – of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man.
It is called the sacrament of forgiveness, since by the priest‘s sacramental absolution God grants the penitentpardon and peace.”
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It is called the sacrament of Reconciliation, because it imparts to the sinner the life of God who reconciles: “Be reconciled to God.”
7 He who lives by God‘s merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord‘s call: “Go; first be reconciled to your brother.”8    
….from the Catechism of the Catholic Church

 

Regular Confession time at St. Patrick Parish

Saturdays 8:30am
Confessions are available following the regular 8:00 am Saturday Morning Mass
until all are completed

Special Confession Availability

Advent
Confessions are available the weekend before Christmas on a Sunday evening at 7:00 pm
(with many priests)  
Check our website for exact date.    http://www.stpatsonalaska.com/

Lent
Confessions are available on Palm Sunday at 7:00 pm (with many priests)

Other Times
Please Call the rectory at 783-5535, Extension 5 to schedule a special time to meet with the priest if needed.
Please leave a message if there is no answer.