When he celebrates the sacrament of Penance, the priest is fuliflling the ministry of the Good Shepherd who seeks the lost sheep, of the Good Samaritan who binds up wounds, of the Father who awaits the prodigal son and welcomes him on his return, and of the just and impartial judge whose judgment is both just and merciful."
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1465
First Penance study takes place in the Fall and is a home-study program with materials provided by the Formation department. In addition, there are two on-site parent and child classes. There is a morning retreat and then the celebration takes place in November. See the First Communion page for more information.
Regularly-Scheduled Confessions at St. Philip's
We celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation at two scheduled times during the week:
Wednesdays from 5:30 pm until 6:15 pm
Saturdays from 3 pm until 3:45 pm