Experience the healing of the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturdays from 4 to 4:30 PM. Other times for Confessions are available by appointment. Contact Fr. Joe by email or by calling 410-433-2300, ext. 102.
To learn more about the Sacrament of Reconciliation, visit the USCCB website.
How to go to Confession
Make the Sign of the Cross and say: “Bless me Father for I have sinned. It has been _____ (days/weeks/months/years) since my last Confession and these are my sins.”
The Penitent Confesses his or hers sins and when finished, says: “For all of my sins I am truly sorry and ask for forgiveness.”
Then the Priest will give some Counsel and a Penance.
Say an Act of Contrition, expressing sorrow for your sins. The Priest finishes the Confession with the Prayer of Absolution. When He makes the Sign of the Cross over you, you should trace the Sign of the Cross on yourself.
The Act of Contrition: My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against You whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with Your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, suffered and died for us. In His Name, my God, have Mercy. Amen.
Other versions of the Act of Contrition are available and can be used in place of this one. This is a very common version that most Catholics are taught when they receive their First Penance.
Learn more about the Sacrament of Reconciliation through The Light is on for You, a resource published by the Archdiocese of Baltimore.