Sin is before all else an offence against God. A rupture of communion with him. At the same time it damages communion with the Church. For this reason conversion entails both God’s forgiveness and reconciliation with the Church, which are expressed and accomplished liturgically by the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.
Confessions are held on Mondays at 6pm – 6.25pm or on Saturdays at 9.15am – 9.40pm
During the seasons of Advent and Lent we have Penitential Services within the deanery, during which several priests are present to hear Confessions: details are in the Newsletter.
For children (who have made their First Confession and First Holy Communion) at St Gregory the Great primary school and there are Confessions during Advent and Lent.
For Catholics the main focus of confession is the mercy and forgiveness of God. No one finds going Confession easy. To tell someone our deepest secrets, our faults, what we have done, and what we have failed to do can be really hard. But we say all these things trusting in the total forgiveness of God for us. The Sacrament of Confession is among the most beautiful things we can do.