“In this Sacrament of healing we are reconciled to God and the Church.” (CCC 1420-1498)

Sins committed after Baptism are forgiven in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Confession or Penance). Reconciliation is one of the sacraments of healing. The primary Sacrament of Reconciliation is, however, the Eucharist. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is reserved for the forgiveness of serious sin.

In the Sacrament or Reconciliation, the penitent (one seeking forgiveness) meets one on one with a priest to confess his or her sin(s). With sincere contrition and intent to not sin again, the penitent will receive formal absolution and often pastoral encouragement concerning the Christian struggle with sin.


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is regularly offered at Catholic Central High School.

Communal Penance Services followed by Individual Confessions are offered once during Advent and again during Lent. 

Additionally, Catholic Central Chaplains are frequently available during lunch to provide additional opportunities for students to attend Individual Confessions.