Confession is a sacrament instituted by Jesus Christ in his love and mercy. It is here that we meet the loving Jesus who offers sinners forgiveness for offenses. We are called to be one people united with Christ and one another. Sadly, in our weakness this unity is often ruptured through failures to love. Yet God’s love for us does not cease when we fail. In this Sacrament, through the Ministry of the Priest, God forgives the sins of those who confess them and reconciles them to Himself and the whole Christian Community. Our relationship with God and our unity as Church is made whole again. Reconciliation will be celebrated in the Second Rite and Priests from other parishes will be available to hear confessions.