St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church
573 State Route 93
Sugarloaf, PA 18249
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The Sacrament of Reconciliation

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
1 John 1:9

The Sacrament of Reconciliation or Penance is the gift of God's unconditional forgiveness. Given to us by Jesus as a way to more fully receive his healing love, we are encouraged to make it a regular part of our spiritual life.

It consists of three actions on the part of the penitent: contrition, which is sorrow for one's sins; confession, that is examining one's conscience and telling one's sins to a priest; and penance, namely a desire to make up for one's sins and amend one's life.

The celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a powerful spiritual resurrection bringing us to life again after we were dead through sin (Luke 15:24). It reconciles us with God in loving friendship and restores us to his grace. It is normally followed by peace, joy, serenity and consolation. All good things!

We celebrate Reconciliation at the following times:

First Reconciliation is celebrated in December through our Faith Formation program. When you register your child for First Eucharist preparation, they will automatically be registered for First Reconciliation.