Reconciliation (Confession)

About Confession

Confession times are suspended due to the "Shelter in Place" order through April 7.

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation will be only offered on a case-by-case basis or if there is danger of death.
  • Anointing of the Sick will be strictly for those in danger of death. The emergency number for the sick and dying is 925-521-4117.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as "Confession" or "Penance") is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, 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. “Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you. ’And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained'

Confessing to a priest

Why Confess My Sins to a Priest?