Through the sacraments of Christian initiation, man receives the new life of Christ. How we carry this life “in earthen vessels,” and it remains “hidden with Christ in God.” We are still in our “earthly tent,” subject to suffering, illness, and death. This new life as a child of God can be weakened and even lost by sin. The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health, has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members. This is the purpose of the two sacraments of healing: the sacrament of Penance and the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. -Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered regularly on Saturdays from 2:30 to 3:30pm at St Mary Church
Anyone wishing to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation at a time other than the scheduled Saturday afternoon is invited to call the Parish Office 603-742-4837.
Additionally, our parish normally celebrates a penance service during Advent and Lent. Dates and times will be posted in the parish bulletin.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as Confession or Penance, is a sacrament of healing, and an encounter with the Jesus Christ. The sacrament is necessary to our growth, healing and strength as Christians and disciples of the Lord.
The first experience of the Sacrament of Penance is celebrated during the Second Grade year, as part of their preparation process before receiving their First Eucharist. Children in both Catholic and public schools are prepared for the celebration of the sacrament here in the parish. Our parish offers a variety of ways to assist the family in helping their child prepare for the sacrament.More information about the Reconciliation Program is available by contacting the Religious Education Director.