Sacrament of Reconciliation

We invite you to experience Christ’s forgiveness and love through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  No matter how long it’s been since you last received the Sacrament, the parishes of the Archdiocese of Newark welcome you.

The confession of sins, even from a simply human point of view, frees us and facilitates our reconciliation with others. Through such an admission, we look squarely at the sins we are guilty of, take responsibility for them, and thereby open ourselves again to God and to the communion of the Church in order to make a new future possible.

(See the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1455)


Below are some helpful resources for those preparing to celebrate this Sacrament of forgiveness.

1.FIND A PARISH for Confession 

2.CELEBRATE the Sacrament:  Be not afraid – The Light is on for YOU!

Check out these helpful videos for celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation: 

How to Go to Confession 

How to Say the Act of Contrition