St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Catholic Church
El Paso Texas

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

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. Catechism of the Catholic Church 1422

The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as Confession or Penance, is a beautiful expression of the infinite mercy and love that God has for all of us. This is where we find that reconnection--reconciliation--with God and with our neighbor. We hope that you take advantage of this wonderful Sacrament; it is never too late to experience the healing and forgiveness of God.


Before celebrating the Sacrament of Penance, one should prepare themselves with an examination of conscience. An examination of conscience is a “prayerful self-reflection on our words and deeds in the light of the Gospel to determine how we may have sinned against God” — Glossary, The Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Sacrament of Reconciliation offered on Saturdays at 3:00 pm

Click here to find helpful guides to help you examine your conscience.

Click here for a Reconciliation Guide for Children.