Confession

Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer, labors for their conversion.

 

It is called the sacrament of conversion because it makes sacramentally present Jesus’ call to conversion, the first step in returning to the Father from whom one has strayed by sin. It is called the sacrament of Penance, since it consecrates the Christian sinner’s personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction. It is called the sacrament of confession, since the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest is an essential element of this sacrament. In a profound sense it is also a “confession” – acknowledgment and praise – of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man.

 

It is called the sacrament of forgiveness, since by the priest’s sacramental absolution God grants the penitent “pardon and peace.” It is called the sacrament of Reconciliation, because it imparts to the sinner the live of God who reconciles: ‘Be reconciled to God.’ He who lives by God’s merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord’s call: “Go; first be reconciled to your brother.” (CCC 1422-1424)

 

Resources

If you have not been to Confession in a while or do not remember how to go to Confession, the second video on this page can help. Also it is helpful to have a good examination of conscience to prepare yourself for confession. Here are two valuable resources for an examination of conscience and guide to a good confession:

Schedule

The Sacrament of Confession is offered regularly on Saturday from 3:30-4:30 PM at St. Katharine Drexel in English and Spanish, and at the times listed on this page. However, if you are unable to come at these times, please call the parish so that you can arrange a time to receive this Sacrament.  

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

St. Katharine Drexel, Martell

  • 6 PM Mass

  • 6:30 PM Penance Service, with multiple priests available to hear private confessions

  • Eucharistic Adoration follows Penance Service and continues until 7 PM on Wednesday evening, December 4

SATURDAY

3:30 - 4:30 PM

ST. KATHARINE DREXEL

SUNDAY

1:30 PM

ST. KATHARINE DREXEL

TUESDAY

5:30 PM

ST. KATHARINE DREXEL

12:30 PM (4th TUESDAY)

AFTER NOON MASS

OUR LADY OF THE PINES

WEDNESDAY

9 AM

BEFORE 9:30 AM MASS

ST. BERNARD (1st, 3rd, 5th WED)

ST. MARY OF THE MOUNTAINS

(2nd and 4th WED)

THURSDAY

7:30 AM

ST. KATHARINE DREXEL

FRIDAY

7:30 AM

5:30 PM

ST. KATHARINE DREXEL

CONFESSIONS MAY ALSO BE HEARD

BY APPOINTMENT. CALL THE PARISH OFFICE AT  209-223-2970.

REGULAR
CONFESSION
SCHEDULE
PURPOSE STATEMENT

Called together by Jesus Christ, who came to restore us to friendship with the Father, we continue the work of our Savior to bring salvation to all peoples through the life-giving Church He established.

MISSION STATEMENT

Inspired by the example of St. Katharine Drexel, we strive to serve the Lord by:

 

  • Making the Eucharist the source and summit of our lives

  • Building intentional community

  • Preaching the Gospel to the people of Amador County

  • Forming missionary disciples

  • Reaching out to those in need

ADDRESS

11361 Prospect Drive

Martell, CA

(Physical Address)

11361 Prospect Drive

Jackson, CA 95642

(Mailing Address)

OFFICE HOURS
Closed Monday

Tuesday

8:30 AM - 6 PM

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8:30 AM - 4 PM

(209) 223-2970

office@stkatharinedrexel.com

© 2019 by St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish