Confession Times at Holy Family

At Holy Family, the Sacrament of Confession is offered in English and Spanish

  • on Saturdays from 4:30 to 5:15 pm,
  • on Tuesdays from 5:45 to 6:15pm,
  • during our Advent and Lenten Penance Services (see bulletin), and
  • by appointment in the parish office.

** During the months of June and July, Confession is offered in ENGLISH ONLY, on Saturdays. Our normal confession schedule will resume in August. **
Si se necesita confesarse en español, las Parroquias de Inmaculada en Durham, San Tomas More en Chapel Hill, y Blessed Sacrament en Burlington pueden confesar en español durante los meses de junio y julio.

Why go to Confession?

“Sin is before all else an offense against God, a rupture of communion with him. At the same time it damages communion with the Church. For this reason conversion entails both God’s forgiveness and reconciliation with the Church, which are expressed and accomplished liturgically by the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1440)

Need help preparing for Confession?

Sometimes it’s hard to know how to prepare for a good confession. The following Examination of Conscience can help by offering questions to think about and a description of how to go to Confession — it even has the Act of Contrition in it! Above all, don’t be afraid; Jesus is waiting for you in the person of the priest, to help you return to God!

An Examination of Conscience for Adults

An Examination of Conscience for Teens

An Examination of Conscience for Children

Un Examen de Conciencia y Como Confesarse (español)

“To those who have been far away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation and forgiving love I make this appeal: come back to this source of grace; Do not be afraid! Christ himself is waiting for you. He will heal you and you will be at peace with God.”
- Pope Saint John Paul II