Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
PHONE: 203-324-7321
566 ELM STREET, STAMFORD, CT 06902

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Penance is an experience of the gift of God’s boundless mercy.  Not only does it free us from our sins but it also challenges us to have the same kind of compassion and forgiveness for those who sin against us.  We are liberated to be forgivers.  We obtain new insight into the words of the Prayer of St. Francis: “It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.”  PenanceJesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church.  The Sacrament of Penance is God’s gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven.  In confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in his presence and honestly acknowledge our sins, especially mortal sins.  With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church. The Sacrament helps us stay close to the truth that we cannot live without God. “In him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). While all the Sacraments bring us an experience of the mercy that comes from Christ’s dying and rising, it is the Sacrament of Reconciliation that is the unique Sacrament of mercy.

“Lastly, there is the [priest’s] power of forgiveness. The Sacrament of Penance is one of the Church’s precious treasures, since authentic world renewal is accomplished only through forgiveness. Nothing can improve the world if evil is not overcome. Evil can be overcome only by forgiveness. Certainly, it must be an effective forgiveness; but only the Lord can give us this forgiveness, a forgiveness that drives away evil not only with words but truly destroys it. Only suffering can bring this about and it has truly taken place with the suffering love of Christ, from whom we draw the power to forgive.” — Pope Benedict XVI, Homily at Pentecost Mass for Priestly Ordination, May 15, 2005. From A Year with Pope Benedict, XVI, © Libreria Editrice Vaticana.  Used with permission. May not be reproduced in any form for commercial purposes.

Translate

CONNECTIONS

SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE - June-August
Monday – Friday, in the chapel: 9:00 am - English
Saturday  5:30 pm English
Sunday   8:30 am English
Sunday   10:30 am English
Sunday   1:00 pm Español
Sunday   7:00 pm Español

                                                                                                                            

NEW OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

Online Giving1

Radio María
Acompaña a Padre Montoya
Lunes 6:00 pm – Vísperas – Rosario
Martes 6:00 am – Lectura y Rosario

 

Virtus2

Are you New in Our Parish?
¿Eres Nuevo(a) en nuestra Parroquia?

register now button 2

youthgroup2

JOIN US AT THE YOUTH CENTER – ST BENEDICT
21 BENEDICT CIRCLE
STAMFORD CT. 06902
NO COST, NO SIGN UP..
JUST SHOW UP!

News From Around the World

From toilets to locker rooms, the subject of gender needs to be addressed

     The Catholic Church and the Issue of Gender

     My loved one and the issue of sexual orientation

 

The complicated subject of Freedom of Religion in countries around the world: 

     Religious Freedom in Cuba

     Religious Freedom in Venezuela 

     Religious Freedom in the USA 

     Religious Freedom in Some Asian Countries

     Christian Refugees - Knights of Columbus

 

Connecticut lawmakers ignore, once again, the people's call for an end to death-conducive laws. 

     Promoting a Culture of Death in Connecticut

Joseph Kochiss

Catholic Author Joseph Kochiss publishes new book on the life of St. Therese of Lisieux

Read More About the Story...

To learn more about the book, press this link: https://g.co/kgs/1Z379b