The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a changing of heart away from sin and back towards God. As the priest leads you through the sacrament, you will confess your sins, and then he will absolve (forgive) you of them. It is encouraged to spend some time in prayer and reflection both before and after receiving the sacrament.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at St. Patrick Church of Merna on Fridays from 12 pm-4 pm. At this time, it is only offered in a drive-up format. Please enter the church parking lot from Towanda Barnes Road and follow the signs. If you have any questions, please call the parish office at (309) 662-7361.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered in-person at St. Mary Church in Downs for 30 minutes before each weekend Mass: Saturdays, beginning at 5:00 pm and Sundays, beginning at 8:30 am.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation can be received outside these times by calling the parish office at (309) 662-7361 to make an appointment based on the priest’s availability.