Confession

THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION

Sunday

  • From 9:45am, continuing throughout the 10:30 Solemn Mass.

Monday to Friday

  • Midday – 12:25pm
  • 1:05pm – 1:30pm
  • 5pm – 6pm

Saturday

  • 10:30am – 10:55am
  • 11:35am – Midday
  • 5:45pm – 6:15pm

Everyone say to yourself: “When was the last time I went to confession?” If it has been a long time, don’t lose another day! Go! The priest will be good. And Jesus is there, and Jesus is better than the priests — Jesus receives you. He will receive you with so much love! Be courageous, and go to confession.

Perhaps you reply, “But Holy Father, I am embarrassed!” Even embarrassment is good. It does us good, because it makes us more humble. Don’t be afraid of confession. When someone is in line for confession he feels embarrassment, fear, even shame — but then, when he finishes confessing, he leaves feeling free, great, beautiful, forgiven, clean, happy!

Pope Francis

Homily given on 19 February 2014

The priests at St Mary’s are committed to a generous provision of sacramental confession. Outside the scheduled hours, you are always welcome to ring the presbytery door bell to make a private appointment with a priest.