Reconciliation (Confession, Penance)

Risen Christ St. Mary Magdalene Honesdale

The Risen Christ, Sanctuary of St. Mary Magdalen Church

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is an objective encounter with the boundless mercy of God.  For more information about this Sacrament see here.  All Catholics are encouraged to go to Confession every few months, and at least once a year.  If you have not gone to confession for a long time, do not be afraid.  You are very welcome at any time!

In order to prepare for the Sacrament, a person should thoroughly examine his or her conscience.  A few helpful guides are found here.

Children in second grade and above who are in their second year of religious education are candidates for First Penance, which in our parish is usually held around February.  During the seasons of Advent and Lent, our parish and other nearby Catholic churches hold communal penance services.  During these seasons there are also extra opportunities for individual confession.  Please consult the weekly bulletin for all special services.

ADVENT Evening Confessions

Please be advised that due to weather conditions, Confessions on Monday, December 2, 6p.m., have been CANCELLED.

There WILL BE Confessions offered this Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 6p.m. -7p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church.

Also, every Monday evening during Advent, Confessions will be offered from 6p.m. until 7 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church.

Advent Evening Confessions Schedule:

Monday, December 2            Evening Confessions Cancelled due to Inclement weather

Wednesday, December 4      Vespers and Confessions beginning at 6p.m. at St.         Mary  Magdalene Church – Confessions until 7p.m.

Monday, December 9            Confessions 6p.m. until 7p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene  Church

Monday, December 16          Deanery Penance Service (with priest confessors from other parishes in the Deanery)  Penance Service begins at 6p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church

Monday, December 23          Confessions 6p.m. until 7p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church

Weekly Confession Schedule:

Saturday 8:30-9:00 AM St. Joseph

3:15-3:45 PM St. Bernard

4:45-5:15 PM St. Mary Magdalen

Sunday 8:30-9:00 AM St. Joseph

Monday through Friday: 15 minutes before all weekday Masses (the schedule is here).

For information about your child receiving First Reconciliation, view our Faith Formation.

Our priests are happy to hear confessions at any time.  For a private appointment, please call our parish office at 570-253-4561.