From the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC, 1496):

The spiritual effects of the sacrament of Penance are:
– reconciliation with God by which the penitent recovers grace;
– reconciliation with the Church;
– remission of the eternal punishment incurred by mortal sins;
– remission, at least in part, of temporal punishments resulting from sin;
– peace and serenity of conscience, and spiritual consolation;
– an increase of spiritual strength for the Christian battle.


When can I go to confession at the Catheral of St Joseph?
Confessions are available every Saturday at 4:00 pm and also upon request.