Saturdays following the 9:00 AM Mass and from 4:00 PM-4:45 PM. You can also make an appointment to celebrate Reconciliation with a priest by calling the parish office.
Reconciliation and First Eucharist
Children normally receive first Reconciliation and first Eucharist in the spring of the second grade. For further information, please contact the Religious Education Office. Adults receive these Sacraments at the Easter Vigil in accordance with the RCIA process.
“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.”
It is called the sacrament of conversion because it makes sacramentally present Jesus’ call to conversion, the first step in returning to the Father from whom one has strayed by sin.
It is called the sacrament of Penance, since it consecrates the Christian sinner’s personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction.
It is called the sacrament of confession, since the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest is an essential element of this sacrament. In a profound sense it is also a “confession” – acknowledgment and praise – of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man.
It is called the sacrament of forgiveness, since by the priest’s sacramental absolution God grants the penitent “pardon and peace.”
It is called the sacrament of Reconciliation, because it imparts to the sinner the live of God who reconciles: “Be reconciled to God.” He who lives by God’s merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord’s call: “Go; first be reconciled to your brother.” (Source: Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1422-1424).
Immaculate Conception Church
119 West Chestnut Street
Washington, PA 15301
Immaculate Conception Weekend Service Times
Saturday Vigil: 5:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am, 12:15pm
Saint Hilary Church
320 Henderson Avenue
Washington, PA 15301
Saint Hilary Service Times
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
Claysville, PA 15323
Sacred Heart Weekend Service Time