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
Reconciliation at the partner parishes of St. Ambrose, St. Matthew and St.
Sylvester is available the first Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at
St. Ambrose, the third Saturday of the month, 11:00 a.m., alternating between St. Sylvester and St. Matthew, and by appointment.