Lenten Area Penance Services

Sun, March 8th: St. Mary's, Isabel @ 3pm
and Holy Cross, Timber Lake @ 5pm

Mon, March 9th: Blessed Sacrament, Bison @ 7pm

Tues, March 10th: St. Bonaventure, McIntosh @ 5:30pm

Fri, March 13th: All Saints, Eagle Butte @ 5:30pm

Sun, March 15th: St. Joseph's, Faith @ 5:30pm

Mon, March 16th: St. Anthony, Buffalo @ 7pm

Fri, March 20th: Sacred Heart, Dupree @ 5:30pm

Sun, March 22nd: St. Mary's, Lemmon @ 5:30pm

Mon, March 23rd: St. Bernard's, McLaughlin @ 7pm


Not only does it [the Sacrament of Penance] free us from our sins but it also challenges us to have the same kind of compassion and forgiveness for those who sin against us.  We are liberated to be forgivers.  We obtain new insight into the words of the Prayer of St. Francis: "It is in pardoning that we are pardoned."

Jesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church.  The Sacrament of Penance is God's gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven.  In confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in his presence and honestly acknowledge our sins, especially mortal sins.  With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church. The Sacrament helps us stay close to the truth that we cannot live without God. "In him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28). 

Penance is an experience of the gift of God's boundless mercy.



First Reconciliation Program