St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Bilton, Harrogate

Leeds Diocese 2

Diocese of Leeds

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The Sacrament of Penance or Confession, sometimes also called Reconciliation, is the means by which any mortal sins which we have committed since Baptism are forgiven, and we may return to receiving Holy Communion. It is also a salutary practice for us to go to confession regularly to confess our venial sins and receive the grace of the sacrament.

At St. Joseph’s, confessions are heard in the Church every Saturday before the 6.30pm Vigil Mass at 5.30 until 6.00pm  The Parish Priest will also be happy to hear confessions on request at other times, for example, after weekday Mass or any other service in the Church.

Children are prepared for Confession as part of the first Holy Communion programme.


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