The Sacrament of Reconciliation gives us the opportunity to renew our relationship with God by expressing sorrow for things we failed to do or for things we have done wrong, to heal broken relationships, to forgive ourselves and others, and to open up the channels of communication between ourselves and God.
Confession is above all a place of healing, not a place of judgment or punishment. When we make our confession to a priest in the confidentiality of the reconciliation room, we experience healing and liberation, discovering again and again how much we are loved by God, how precious we are to Him, and how great is our dignity as His children.
What the penitent makes known to the priest remains "sealed" because the confidentiality of confession is absolute. Nothing said by the penitent in confession will ever be repeated. This is an experience of mercy and reconciliation, where we can lay down the burdens of guilt and shame that we carry with us. No matter what we think of ourselves or of God, we can still be certain that God forgives us, loves us and wants only to heal us.
At Transfiguration a priest is available Tuesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. and Saturdays from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and by appointment. Additionally, communal celebrations of Penance are in conjunction with other area parishes