The Sacrament of Penance – Lent 2017

Opportunities for Confession in Beverly

Saturday Afternoons

St. Mary Star of the Sea (Lower Church) – 2:30-3:15pm
St. John the Evangelist – 3:15-3:45pm
St. Margaret – 5:00-5:20pm
(On Holy Saturday, April 15th, Confessions will only be offered at St. Mary Star of the Sea from 2:30-3:15pm.)

Wednesday Evenings

St. John the Evangelist – 6:30-8:00pm

Canon 987 To receive the salvific remedy of the sacrament of penance, a member of the Christian faithful must be disposed in such a way that, rejecting sins committed and having a purpose of amendment, the person is turned back to God.

Canon 988 A member of the Christian faithful is obliged to confess in kind and number all grave sins committed after baptism and not yet remitted directly through the keys of the Church nor acknowledged in individual confession, of which the person has knowledge after diligent examination of conscience.

Canon 989 After having reached the age of discretion, each member of the faithful is obliged to confess faithfully his or her grave sins at least once a year.