“[Jesus] said to them again, 'Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.' and when He had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.'”

1 John 20:21-23

Confession at Spirit of Christ Catholic Community

Saturday: 3:30 – 4:45 PM
Monday and Thursday 8 – 8:45 AM
in the Chapel

Or you may make an appointment by calling the parish office.

What faith confesses, the sacraments communicate: by the sacrament of rebirth, Christians have become “children of God,” “partakers of the divine nature.” Coming to see in the faith their new dignity, Christians are called to lead henceforth a life “worthy of the gospel of Christ.” They are made capable of doing so by the grace of Christ and the gifts of his Spirit, which they receive through the sacraments and through prayer. – CCC 1692

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. – CCC 1422

As a result of Original Sin, human nature is weakened. Baptism, by imparting the life of Christ’s grace, takes away Original Sin, and turns us back toward God. The consequences of this weakness and the inclination to evil persist, and we often commit personal or actual sin.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Reconciliation, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ.

Confession Guide

First Reconciliation

Within the Archdiocese of Denver’s Restored Order for the sacraments, children make their First Confession at seven years of age, which the Church considers the traditional “age of reason.”

That means children prepare for First Reconciliation during second grade. Children older than second grade prepare for this sacrament in a class specially designed to bring them into the RO sequence.

A child must be baptized in order to receive this sacrament.

Please contact Jolene Stolz, the Religious Education Coordinator at for more information.

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