Reconciliation used to be called Confession. The new name gives a better understanding of the meaning of the sacrament. The symbol of this sacrament is the laying on of hands together with the words of absolution. This action sacramentally makes real the loving forgiveness of the Father, and the penitent is reconciled with Him.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available in the confessional at the back of the Abbey Church on Sundays from 8.45am till 9.15am. If anyone cannot come at this time, please make a special appointment with Fr Paul.