Reconciliation (Confession)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession, sometimes also called Penance, 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.

Confession arrangements
at St. Joseph’s

At St. Joseph’s, confessions are heard in the Church every Saturday before the 5.30pm Vigil Mass at 4.30 until 5.00pm.

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 to make their First Reconciliation in Year 3, which then leads on to the First Holy Communion programme in Year 4.