Since Vatican II, the Sacrament of Confession has been called the Sacrament of Reconciliation because it usually involves more than just the confession of sins. It requires an inward willingness to change, to seek forgiveness from God, and to mend one’s ways. That is the completion in reconciliation that transcends the simple confession.

“But if we confess our signs to Him, He can be depended on to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong. (And it is perfectly proper for God to do this for us because Christ died to wash away ours sins.)” — I John 1:9

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered in the Church on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.