Certainly God knows when we are sorry for our sins. And since God’s only relationship with us is one of unconditional love, whenever we turn to God with a sincere sorrow for sin and a desire to make a new beginning, God is there to meet us with forgiveness.
As human beings, however, we may need a more concrete way of experiencing God’s love for us. Catholics believe that God has given us the sacraments as a way of showing that we are receiving the gift of his love in very real and down-to-earth ways.
One of these sacraments is the sacrament of Reconciliation, more popularly known as “confession.” Reconciliation is a more accurate name, since the purpose of the Sacrament is to provide those of us who celebrate it with a tangible experience of God’s forgiveness and our reconciliation with the church.The primary confessional at St. Luke is located in the rear of the Church on the far right hand side as you enter the sanctuary.