Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

“Your sins are forgiven… Your faith as saved you; go in peace.”
Luke 7:48-50

Confessions are heard at St Marie’s from Monday to Saturday, 11.30am to 12.15pm.

They are heard in the Rooms of Reconciliation – or Confessionals – just to the left as you walk into St Marie’s.  If there is a queue, please wait on the back right-hand pew until it is your turn. If you are unsure what arrangements are in place, please just ask.

Why is going to Confession important?

We are all called to be in relationship with God, but our sins get in the way of that relationship. Sins are not doing wrong in the eyes of other human beings necessarily, but in the eyes of God.

Sin is when we say “God, I know what you want, but I want what I want, so I’m going to do it my way instead”. When we go to Confession to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, we lay those sins at the foot of the Cross; we open our hearts up to the Lord, we surrender ourselves to Jesus, and we are freed from those sins so that we can return to being back in relationship with God.

Many of us find confession difficult. If you would like some help making a better confession, or to make your first confession in a long while, you may find some of the short videos from Ascension Presents a useful resource: