Experience the healing love of Christ through the sacrament of reconciliation!
“God knows our struggles. He knows that we often fail. Yet His love never fails. No matter how many times we stumble, we find Him ready to receive us again. In the sacrament of penance, we encounter a God who does not simply wait for us but rushes out to meet us. This is the beauty of the sacrament.” – Bishop Walkowiak
The season of Lent by its penitential nature is an opportune time for anyone seeking forgiveness to seek God’s unfailing mercy and restore and renew their relationship with Jesus through the sacrament of penance.
Individual confession in the majority of our churches will remain available on the evening of Thursday, March 26th from 5-8 p.m. as previously scheduled with due precautions being taken. Confessions should not take place in the confessional and should be set up in the main church with background music to protect privacy. We recommend contacting the parish ahead of time to confirm participation.
Please scroll down for the list of participating churches
What is the sacrament of reconciliation?
In his abundant love and mercy, Jesus Christ established the sacrament of reconciliation, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. This sacrament, also known as the sacrament of penance, or confession, “washes us clean,” and helps us discover anew God’s love for us. (Read “God is madly in love with you,” from FAITH Grand Rapids magazine, Oct. 2014)
The sacrament of reconciliation also continues to be available weekly in our churches. Find a church near you for confession days and times.
Participating churches by city
Unless otherwise noted, the churches below are offering confession on March 26.
Ada (Kent County)
Allendale (Ottawa County)
St. Luke University Parish, 6-8 p.m.
Belding (Ionia County)
St. Joseph – St. Mary, 5-6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph
Belmont (Kent County)
Big Rapids (Mecosta County)
St. Mary – St. Paul, 5-8 p.m. at both St. Mary and St. Paul
Byron Center (Kent County)
Cedar Springs (Kent County)
Coopersville (Ottawa County)
Custer (Mason County)
E. Grand Rapids (Kent County)
Edmore/Stanton (Montcalm County)
St. Bernadette – St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, 5 – 8 p.m. in Stanton
Fremont (Newaygo County)
Grand Haven (Ottawa County)
St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish, 5-10 p.m. at St. Patrick
Grand Rapids (Kent County)
Basilica of St. Adalbert, 4-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Cathedral of Saint Andrew
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Sacred Heart of Jesus
SS. Peter & Paul
St. Alphonsus – reconciliation Saturdays 3 – 4 p.m.
St. Paul the Apostle
Grandville (Kent County)
Greenville (Montcalm County)
St. Charles Borromeo, 6:30-8 p.m.
Holland (Ottawa County)
Howard City (Montcalm County)
Christ the King Chapel – St. Francis de Sales, 5-8 p.m. at Christ the King
Ionia (Ionia County)
Jenison (Kent County)
Holy Redeemer, and March 4 from 5-8 p.m.
Kentwood (Kent County)
Lowell (Ionia County)
St. Mary, 5-8 p.m. at St. Anthony in Saranac