The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

"Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion." Catechism of the Catholic Church 1422

Through the sacrament of reconciliation, we return to a life of grace in the Church. Catholics are required to participate in this sacrament any time we have committed a mortal sin, but it is good to adopt the practice of regularly going to confession. A practice of regular confession will look different for each person - whether it is once a month, every two weeks, or every season, it is always good to examine our lives, recognize where we have failed, confess these sins, and receive absolution and grace to not sin again.

If you haven't received this sacrament in a while, click here for a letter from Father Gabriel. If includes a "90% Confession" which is roughly "90% of the things that 90% of people can confess 90% of the time". You might find it helpful!

Opportunities for Confession in Glen Cove

Church of Saint Rocco       Saturdays  3:00 - 3:45

Saint Patrick Parish            Saturdays  3:30 - 4:15

Saint Hyacinth Church      Saturdays  4:00 - 5:00

If you are unable to attend confession during the above-listed times, please contact a priest or the parish office and we can arrange something for you. Confessions are generally available before and after daily Mass upon request.  Thank you!