Sacrament of Reconciliation

Reconciliation – 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 (Catechism #1422).

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (sometimes called Penance or Confession) is an objective encounter with the boundless mercy of God.  For more information about this Sacrament see here. 

All Catholics are encouraged to go to Confession every few months, and at least once a year.  If you have not gone to confession for a long time, do not be afraid. 

You are very welcome at any time!

In order to prepare for the Sacrament, a person should thoroughly examine his or her conscience.  A few helpful guides are found here.

Weekly Confession Schedule:

Saturday 3 to 3:45 PM

Monday through Friday: before or after daily Mass by request.

During the seasons of Advent and Lent, our parish and other nearby Catholic churches hold communal penance services.  During these seasons there are also extra opportunities for individual confession.  Please consult the weekly bulletin for all special services.

"The Light is On for You": Confessions Mondays during Lent from 6 to 7 PM.

Anytime by appointment - please call our parish office at 570-223-9144.  

Children in second grade and above who are in their second year of religious education are candidates for First Penance, which in our parish is usually held around March.  

For information about your child receiving First Penance, check out our

Faith Formation Program, and for more information 

please talk to Analia Kolakowski, our Director of Religious Education

570-223-9144 - Ext #6

Church of St. John

570-223-9144 Ext. #2

5171 Milford Rd.

E. Stroudsburg, PA 18302

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