“[Jesus] said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.'”

1 JN 20:21-23


“What faith confesses, the sacraments communicate: by the sacrament of rebirth, Christians have become ‘children of God,’ ‘partakers of the divine nature.’ Coming to see in the faith their new dignity, Christians are called to lead henceforth a life ‘worthy of the gospel of Christ.’ They are made capable of doing so by the grace of Christ and the gifts of his Spirit, which they receive through the sacraments and through prayer.”

– Catechism of the Catholic Church, para. 1692



Reconciliation is held at Sacred Heart of Jesus during the following days and times. Because of the pandemic, confessions are heard in the cry room at the back of the church, behind the altar.

Monday           11:30 a.m. – noon
Tuesday           11:30 a.m. – noon
Thursday        11:30 a.m. – noon 
Friday              11:30 a.m. – noon and 6 – 8 p.m. in English and Spanish
Saturday         11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in English and Spanish
Sunday            Noon – 1 p.m. in Spanish

Confession may also be made by private appointment with one of the parish priests. Please contact the parish center for an appointment or email our priests directly.



Children participating in the Sacred Heart of Jesus religious education/faith formation program prepare to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation in second grade. Students do this as part of the curriculum at Sacred Heart of Jesus School or through the parish religious education program.

For more information, please visit our Religious Education page below.


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As a result of Original Sin, human nature is weakened. Baptism, by imparting the life of Christ’s grace, takes away Original Sin and turns us back toward God. The consequences of this weakness and the inclination to evil persist, and we often commit personal or actual sin.

The sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the sacrament of Confession so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean” and renews us in Christ.