Sacrament of Reconciliation


Scheduled Times:

Every Saturday 3:30 - 4:30pm

Wednesday 6:30 - 7:00pm (Sept thru May)


Appointments available upon request: 

Please, call 815/485-8049 to make an appointment to speak with one of our Priests.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation goes by many names:

  • Confession - An essential element of this sacrament is confessing our sins to a priest. Someone once asked Father Bill, "If I confess my sins to you, aren't you seeing me at my worst."  Father Bill replied, "When I see someone who wants to be reconciled with God and heal the brokenness in their life, I see someone at their best."
  • Penance - This name for the sacrament emphasizes that something must be done to repair the damage caused by our sins.  This may be the saying of prayers, works of mercy or service, or some other action that fits the spiritual needs of the individual.
  • Reconciliation - because through this sacrament we are healed and reconciled with God.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation can bring us peace, comfort our souls, and strengthen us to live the Christian Life.

Attached are two documents that can assist you in preparing for this sacrament of God's mercy and love - just click on the titles:


The Sacrament of Reconciliation - A brief explanation of the Sacrament, tips to help you prepare and maybe to put any anxieties aside.

Examination of Conscience - Helps us to gain an understanding of our basic attitudes and the direction in which our life is headed.  Am I headed to God or not? Do I really love and care for others?