During Lent the sacrament of reconciliation is celebrated from 6:15 – 6:45pm with Mass at 7pm. Beginning, Thursday, April 8th, the sacrament of reconciliation will be celebrated on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reconciliation is also available by appointment, to schedule please call the parish office at 724-463-2277.
Given that sin destroys our relationship with God and undermines our relationship with other human beings, ‘reconciliation’ designates that precise effect of Christ’s redemption of the human race that restores our relationship with God and our human fellowship.
Christ breaks down the barriers that sin raises between us and God, and within the human community.
Our conversion from sin and reception of divine mercy are continually renewed by confession. Serious sin separates us from the body of the church, and sacramental penance reconciles us with God and the community of his people.
This sacrament is also referred to as the sacrament of penance or confession.