The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as Penance or Confession, is that moment of grace whereby one receives the forgiveness for sin won by Jesus Christ on the cross. This sacrament is celebrated to renew the life of grace begun in baptism. Those who follow Christ are called to live lives free of sin. For every Christian the goal is to enter the heavenly paradise, but as the scriptures relate “nothing unclean will enter it.” (Rev. 21:27) Therefore, this sacrament provides the forgiveness of Christ and a remedy for sin. All Catholics are urged to celebrate this sacrament whenever they are conscious of serious sin.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15-5:45 pm; Saturdays from 3:00-3:30 pm; and First Fridays at 10:00 am before the 11:00 am Mass. It is recommended that penitents arrive as close to the starting time as possible to ensure adequate opportunity to receive the sacrament. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also available by private appointment with the priest. If you would like assistance in gaining peace and healing in your relationships with God and His Church, please contact the Parish Office at 740-965-1358 and ask for a priest.

Confession…There is an “app” for that!

There are several confession apps making it easy for folks to prepare for and go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  One is called, “iConfess” and “Confession: A Roman Catholic App” and “The Confession App”.



St. John Neumann Catholic Church

9633 East State Route 37

Sunbury, OH 43074

Phone: 740.965.1358


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