"When He had said this, He breathed on them; and He said to them: Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained." John 20:22-23
In the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the priest acts with the authority and commission of Christ to forgive the penitent's sins (cf. Mt. 16:19 and Jn. 20:22-23).
Click the link below to go to our Examination of Conscience page. There will you find Exams for adults, teens and children: Examination of Conscience
The following link will take you to the Ave Maria parish Mass and Confession calendar. (Confession is also available by appointment.) Ave Maria Mass and Confession Calendar
For information on First Confession for children, click the link: First Sacraments for Children
For adults interested in becoming Catholic, click the link: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Ascension Presents: "Fr. Mike Schmitz - Confession Is A Place of Victory"
May God have mercy on you! May God bless you! Lord, You know that I am innocent! With all my heart I forgive my enemies! Long live Christ the King!