Sacrament of Reconciliation
“If we say, “We are without sin,” we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing.” –1 John 1:8-9
Seeking Forgiveness - Reconciliation
“The Sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation is one of the Sacraments of Healing. It relies upon a sense of ongoing conversion, a desire to repent and a need to be reconciled with God and the Church. It is called the sacrament of forgiveness, since by the priest’s sacramental absolution God grants the penitent ‘pardon and peace.’” (CCC 1424)
Preparation for First Reconciliation
This is a wonderful and special time for children and their families. The community of St. Matthew is pleased and blessed to partner with families and guide them through this process. If your child needs to make his/her First Reconciliation, please contact Erin Stracener
for more information.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is held every Saturday from 4 - 4:45 p.m. in the reconciliation room located in the chapel or by appointment. Please call the church office if you would like to make an appointment at 615-646-0378.
Parish Reconciliation Services are held twice a year during Advent and Lent. Please see the bulletin for details on dates and times, or click here to view the church calendar
Click here to download a helpful form on Reconciliation from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
For More Information:
Director of Religious Education