Weekdays: Following 7am Mass (~7:30 AM)
Saturdays: Following 7am Mass (~7:30 AM) and 11:00am – 12:00 noon
(Eucharistic Adoration from 11am-12 noon during Confession)
Looking for more options and locations? Check out this handy listing of confession times in South Bend from St. Joe Parish.

Why Confession?

Sin damages our relationship with God and damages our communion with the Body of Christ. In reconciliation and penance, Christ forgives through the mystery of the Church’s ministry. Confession is about conversion–conversion must involve a change of heart as well as a change of actions. Neither is possible without God’s grace.

Inspired by our Risen Savior’s actions in John’s Gospel, we reconcile with God and with the Church:
On the evening of that first day of the week,when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. [Jesus] said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” (John 20:19-23)

What to Confess?

An “Examination of Conscience” is the name often given to a list of questions many find helpful in discerning what areas of their life are in need of Christ’s healing and conversion.

The USCCB offers examinations based on stage of life:

What if I don’t know what to say?

Don’t worry — just come and experience it! A repentant heart and openness to conversion are what’s most important. Our priests will help you find the right words and guide you towards healing and a relationship of peace with God.