A Roman Catholic Parish in Riviera Beach, Maryland

Reconciliation

Reconciliation (Confession) is a Sacrament (a visible sign instituted by Christ to give us grace)

This sacrament is one in which the priest- as the representative of Jesus- forgives sins committed after baptism. For the sacrament to be valid, the sinner is sorry and sincerely confesses his sins with a willingness to make satisfaction for them.

Jesus gave us this sacrament when he appeared to his disciples after his resurrection.

Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, ” Peace be with you! And when he had said this he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefor rejoiced at the sight of the Lord. He therefore said to them again, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I also send you. ” When he had said this, he breathed upon them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit; whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.”  John 20:19-23

 

First Reconciliation

The Archdiocese of Baltimore requires that a student be in a structured Catholic Religious Education program for one year before beginning Sacrament preparation. First Reconciliation is celebrated normally in the Second Grade of Religious Education.

Reconciliation

Reconciliation is offered each week on Saturday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 pm

One can always call the church office to schedule an appointment with a priest. 410-255-4646

Examination of Conscience (Preparing for Confession)

Before celebrating the Sacrament of Penance, one should prepare themselves with an examination of conscience—a “prayerful self-reflection on our words and deeds in the light of the Gospel to determine how we may have sinned against God.” (— Glossary, The Catechism of the Catholic Church).

Below are a few examples of Examinations of Conscience that can help you prepare for the Sacrament.

 

Mass Times

Monday thru Saturday – 8:30am
Saturday – 5:00pm
Sunday – 8:00am (quiet mass), 10:00am, and 11:30am

Today’s Readings (USCCB)

Liturgical Schedule

Confessions

Saturday 3:30–4:30pm
or by appointment

Get in Touch

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410-255-4646

8499 Virginia Ave.
Riviera Beach, MD 21122-3097

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