absolve “I absolve you of your sins,
in the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.”

“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.” (Lumen Gentium 11 §2)

Private Confessions   
Saturdays 4:00 to 4:45 PM or by appointment (630) 355-4545.

Communal Reconciliation  
Communal Penance Services are celebrated during Advent and Lent.

First Reconciliation for Children  
Contact:  Youth Ministry Office  (630) 615-7642 or St Raphael School  (630) 355-1880
Preparation and celebration of First Reconciliation is held in the fall of second grade. Students enrolled at St. Raphael School are prepared during regular religion class time. Children not enrolled in the school are prepared through the RE program.

First Reconciliation for Adults  
Contact: Deacon Kurt Lange (630) 615-7607
Are you a baptized Catholic who seeks to complete your initiation through the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation? If so, the Christian Initiation Ministry for Adults at St. Raphael welcomes you. Learn more about RCIA at St. Raphael.