Reconciliation (Confession)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available on Saturdays after 10am Mass, or just approach a priest at any time and ask.

What is the Sacrament of Reconciliation?

The Sacrament of Penance is also known as the ‘Sacrament of Reconciliation’ or traditionally called ‘Confession’. It is the rite by which sins are confessed and forgiven.

Sin is failure to recognise and love God in the way we think or act. Sin is also not just a failure to love God directly but also a failure to love one another. This is referred to as “the community sense of sin”.

Absolution

In this sacrament people are forgiven their sins by the words and actions of the priest. We call this ‘Absolution’. The priest represents God and the community who is affected by sin and the priest ministers forgiveness on behalf of God and the community.

Forms of Celebration

The sacrament can be celebrated in a one-to-one encounter with a priest: this is known as ‘individual confession’. Many parishes also organise ‘Penitential Services’ at special times; e.g. Advent, Lent and Parish Missions. In this form of celebration, which is communal, people prepare as a community and many priests hear the confessions individually and people receive absolution individually.

Penance

Penance is a sign of sorrow and a commitment to try to make amends. It is also a sign of our sincerity to change our lives. This is what is meant by conversion. When the Sacrament is a communal celebration, the penance is said as a community, once all have had the opportunity to confess. When celebrated in the traditional one-to-one form, a penance is given and the person takes on that penance privately.

Who?

Any person who has been baptised and prepared appropriately can celebrate this sacrament.

Death Notices

Bernadette (Detta) O’Rourke, RIP

Margaret Pauline McClelland, RIP

Margaret Rose Croker, RIP

Patrick (Paddy) Kenealy, RIP

Valerie Lawlor, RIP

Patrick (Wacker) O’Keeffe, RIP

John Tracey, Snr. RIP

Adrian (Ado) Allen, RIP

Richard (Richie) Ryan, RIP

Joseph (Jnr) (Joey) Corrigan, RIP

James (Shay) Rattigan, RIP

Alice (Detta) McGuirk, RIP

Stephen Nugent, RIP

Frieda Ryan, RIP

Gaye Kelly, RIP

Michael (Mick) Saunders, RIP

Frank Marsh, RIP

Daniel Connors, RIP

Nicholas (Tony) Earley, RIP

Anne Berigan, RIP

Bernadette (Bernie) Murphy, RIP

John Nesbitt, RIP

Mary Nugent, RIP

Seamus (Shay) McDonald, RIP

Norah (Norrie) Colohan, RIP

Ethna Connolly, RIP

Noel Fitzpatrick, RIP

Fr. John Wall, RIP

Phyllis Daly, RIP

Anthony Winston, RIP

Maura (Eileen) Moss, RIP

Elizabeth (Betty) Dixon, RIP

Joseph (Joe) Maher, RIP

Edward (Eamon) Martin, RIP

Fr. David Lumsden, RIP

John McElligott, RIP

Bridie Cunningham, RIP

Agnes Jenkins, RIP

Sharon Kineen, RIP

Patrick (Paddy) Johnston, RIP

Carmel Nugent, RIP

Johnathan Mahony, RIP

Teresa Byrne, RIP

David Higgins, RIP

Julia (Sheila) Elliot, RIP

Thomas McCarthy, RIP

Margaret (Annie) Kelly, RIP

Delores King, RIP

John Byrne, RIP

Teresa Canning, RIP

Sandra O’Callaghan (Hodkins), RIP

Edward Redmond, RIP

Audrey Purcell, RIP

Joseph Kiernan, RIP

Emily Madden (O’Keefe) RIP

Karen Higgins, RIP

Sheila Boughton (Flood) RIP

Michael McGrail, RIP

Derek Kinch, RIP

Joseph (Eamon) Wallace, RIP

Margaret Kelly, RIP

Monica Kenny, RIP

Oliver (Ollie) Allen, RIP

Bridget (Vera) Redmond (née Bodie) RIP

Christy Geraghty, RIP

James (Jimmy) Power, RIP

Elizabeth (Lily) O’Neill, RIP

Thomas Richardson, RIP

Stephanie Byrne, RIP

John Doyle, RIP

Catherine Healy, RIP

Christopher (Christy) O’Neill, RIP

Doris Costello, RIP

Esther Brown, RIP

Brian Murrayhill, RIP

Noel St. John, RIP

Gerard O’Connell, RIP

Elizabeth (Lily) Shirley, RIP

Joan Phelan, RIP

John (Bob) Swords, RIP

James Kelly, RIP

Carmel Callis, RIP

Michael (Tony) McCabe, RIP

James Wickham, RIP

Martin Sheridan, RIP

Peter St. John, RIP

Austin (Michael) Daniel, RIP

 

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Parish Contacts

Priests:
Fr. Adrian Egan, C.Ss.R. (PP), Fr. Stan Mellet, C.Ss.R., Fr. Con Kenneally, C.Ss.R.;
Tel: 01-6264789

Pariah Secretary:
Mildred Healy;
Tel: Working from home; contact by email.
email:parishcentreballyfermot@gmail.com

Sacristans:
Ann Marie Murray & Margaret Killeen;
Tel: 01 – 6264691 (9am to 12 Noon)

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