“[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

Reconciliation

“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1422

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. 

PREPARACIÓN PARA RECIBIR EL SACRAMENTO DE RECONCILIACIÓN POR PRIMERA VEZ

Preparation for reconciliation takes place during religious education classes during the school year.

Requirements include: baptism certificates, complete preparation course, parent attendance at required parent meetings during the school year.

Required prayers to know:
Ave María, Padre Nuestro, y Acto de Contrición

RECONCILIATION AT ST. VINCENT & ST. MARY OF THE CROWN

Preparation for reconciliation takes place during religious education classes during the school year.
Requirements include: baptism certificates, complete preparation of course, parents attendance at required parent meetings during the school year.
Required prayers to know:
Hail Mary, Our Father, and an Act of Contrition

Fridays:
First Friday of the month 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  St. Vincent, Basalt

Saturdays:
5:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.  St. Vincent, Basalt
First Saturday of the month 7:45 a.m. -8:15, St. Mary of the Crown, Carbondale

Sundays:
12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. St. Vincent, Basalt
5:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. St. Mary of the Crown, Carbondale

Confessions are also available by appointment by emailing Fr. Rick Nakvasil here, or calling the parish office at 970.704.0820.

Learn more about the restored order of the Sacraments: