A priest hears Pope Francis’ confession during a Lenten penance service in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican last month. (Andrew Medichini/Catholic News Service)
Vatican last month. (Andrew Medichini/Catholic News Service)
A priest hears Pope Francis’ confession during a Lenten penance service in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican last month. (Andrew Medichini/Catholic News Service) Vatican last month. (Andrew Medichini/Catholic News Service)

One of the most challenging but richest parts of Catholic life is the sacrament of reconciliation, also known as the sacrament of penance or confession. Any Catholic can seek God’s forgiveness for any sin through a priest. It’s difficult because of the stark honesty required. It’s exhilarating because of the feeling of being forgiven and cleansed. Then it’s demanding again because we are called to forgive others as we are forgiven.

To confess:

• Let the priest know how long it has been since your last confession. Don’t worry if it’s been years or decades. Priests have heard it all.

• List your sins.

• Listen for the priest’s insight.

• Offer a prayer affirming that you are truly sorry for the sins. You can use your own words, but here is the church’s traditional act of contrition:

“O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you, and I detest all my sins because of your just punishments, but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of your grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.”

• Listen for the priest to give you a penance, which could be prayer, action, reparations or some of each.

All Catholic parishes in western Oregon offer the sacrament of reconciliation (confession) by appointment. Many parishes also have scheduled times for confession. We list those here.

ALBANY

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

706 Ellsworth St. SW, 97321

Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

ALOHA

St. Andrew Dung Lac Mission

7390 SW Grabhorn Rd., 97007

Sunday 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.; Tuesday 6 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

3145 SW 192nd Ave., 97006

Saturday 4 – 5 p.m.



ASHLAND

Our Lady of the Mountain

987 Hillview Dr., 97520

Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

ASTORIA

St. Mary, Star of the Sea

1465 Grand Ave., 97103

Wednesday 5 p.m.

BANDON

Holy Trinity

355 Oregon Ave., 97411

Wednesday 4:30 – 5 p.m.; Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

BANKS (ROY)

St. Francis of Assisi

39135 NW Harrington Rd., 97106

Saturday 6 – 6:20 p.m.

BEAVERTON

Holy Trinity

13715 SW Walker Rd., 97005

Saturday 4 – 5 p.m.

St. Cecilia

5105 SW Franklin Ave., 97005

Saturday 8:40 – 10 a.m., 3:30 – 4:40 p.m.

BROOKINGS

Star of the Sea

820 Old County Rd., 97415

Saturday 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

BROWNSVILLE

Holy Trinity Mission

104 Blakely Ave., 97327

Third Saturday 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

CANBY

St. Patrick

498 NW Ninth Ave.

Saturday 4 – 5 p.m.

CAVE JUNCTION

St Patrick of the

Forest

407 W River St., 97523

Sunday 10:30 a.m.

CENTRAL POINT

Shepherd of the

Valley

600 Beebe Rd., 97502

Saturday 4 – 4:45 p.m.

COOS BAY

St. Monica

357 S 6th St., 97420

Saturday 3:30 – 5 p.m.

CORNELIUS

St. Alexander

170 N 10th Ave., 97113

Monday and Friday 5 – 5:45 p.m. (bilingual), Saturday 6 – 6:45 p.m. (bilingual)

CORVALLIS

St. Mary

501 NW 25th St., 97330

Wednesday 4 – 6 p.m.; Saturday 3 – 4:30 p.m.

COTTAGE GROVE

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

1025 N 19th St., 97424

Saturday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 4 – 5 p.m.

DALLAS

St. Philip

825 SW Mill St., 97338

Saturday 4:30 – 5 p.m.

EUGENE

St. Jude

4330 Willamette, 97405

Saturday 4 – 4:30 p.m.

St. Mark

1760 Echo Hollow Rd., 97402

Saturday 5:30 – 5:50 p.m.; Sunday 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. and noon – 12:40 p.m.

St. Mary

1062 Charnelton St., 97401

Wednesday and Friday 11 a.m. – noon; Saturday 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

St. Paul

1201 Satre St., 97401

Wednesday 9 – 9:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 – 5 p.m.

St. Peter

1150 Maxwell Rd., 97404

Saturday 3 – 3:30 p.m.

St. Thomas More

1850 Emerald St., 97403

Saturday 4 – 4:45 p.m. and during academic term, student

reconciliation at 7 p.m.

FLORENCE

St. Mary, Our Lady of the Dunes

85060 Hwy. 101 S, 97439

Friday 9 – 10 a.m.; Saturday 4:30 –5 p.m.

FOREST GROVE

St. Anthony of Padua

1660 Elm St., 97116

Saturday 2:30 – 4 p.m.

FOREST GROVE (VERBOORT)

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

4285 NW Visitation Rd., 97116

Saturday 4 – 4:30 p.m.



GERVAIS – ST. LOUIS


Sacred Heart-St. Louis

605 7th St., 97026

Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

GLENDALE

Holy Family Church

243 Marshall Ave., 97442

Sunday after 12:30 p.m. Mass

GOLD BEACH

St. Charles

Borromeo Church

94323 Gauntlett St., 97444

Sunday 8:15 a.m.

GRAND RONDE

St Michael

48520 Hebo Rd., 97347

First and second

Sunday 10 – 10:20 a.m.

GRANTS PASS

St Anne

1131 NE 10th St., 97526

Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

GRESHAM

St. Anne

1015 SE 182nd Ave., 97233

Saturday 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

St. Henry

346 NW First St., 97030

Saturday 3 – 4:30 p.m.

HAMMOND

St. Francis de Sales

867 Fifth Ave., 97121

Saturday 3:30 p.m.

HILLSBORO

St. Matthew

475 SE Third Ave., 97123

Saturday and Sunday 4 – 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday 8:45 a.m.; first Friday 6:45 p.m.

INDEPENDENCE

St. Patrick

1275 E St., 97351

Saturday 3:30 p.m.

Jefferson

St. Thomas Mission

647 N Third St., 97352

30 minutes before Mass. Here is the Mass schedule: second and fourth Sundays, 8:30 a.m.

JUNCTION CITY

St. Helen

1350 W Sixth Ave., 97448

Saturday 4 – 4:45 p.m.

KEIZER

St. Edward

5303 River Rd. N, 97303

Saturday 4 – 5 p.m.; Wednesday 6:30 – 7 p.m.

LAKE OSWEGO

Our Lady of the Lake

790 A Ave., 97034

Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

LEBANON

St. Edward

100 Main St., 97355

Saturday 3:30 – 5 p.m.

LINCOLN CITY

St. Augustine

1139 NW Hwy. 101, 97367

Saturday 4:30 – 5 p.m.

McMINNVILLE

St. James

1145 NE First St., 97128

Saturday 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

MEDFORD

Sacred Heart

300 S. Oakdale Ave., 97501

Saturday 3:30 – 5:15 p.m.

MILWAUKIE

Christ the King

7414 SE Michael Dr., 97222

Saturday 4 – 5 p.m.

MILWAUKIE

St. John the Baptist

10955 SE 25th Ave., 97222

Saturday 4 – 5 p.m.

MOLALLA

St. James

301 Frances St., 97038

Saturday 4 – 5 p.m.

MOUNT ANGEL

St. Mary

575 E College St., 97362

Saturday 3:30 – 5 p.m.

MYRTLE CREEK

All Souls

1242 NE Spruce Ave., 97457

Saturday 3 p.m.

NEWBERG

St. Peter

2315 N Main St., 97132

Thursday 9 – 9:30 a.m.; Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

NEWPORT

Sacred Heart

927 North Coast Hwy., 97365

Tuesday 3 – 4 p.m.; Wednesday; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Thursday noon – 1 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. – noon; Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

NORTH BEND

Holy Redeemer

2250 16th St., 97459

Saturday 3 – 3:45 p.m. and after daily Mass, which begins at 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

NORTH PLAINS

St. Edward

10990 NW 313th Ave., 97133

Saturday 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

OREGON CITY

St. John the Apostle

417 Washington St., 97045

Saturday 4 – 5 p.m., Sunday 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

St. Philip Benizi

18211 S Henrici Rd., 97045

Saturday 4 – 5 p.m.

NORTH PORTLAND

Holy Cross

5227 N Bowdoin St., 97203

Saturday 3:30 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. (Spanish/English)

Holy Redeemer

25 N Rosa Parks Way, 97217

Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Immaculate Heart Of Mary

2910 N Williams Ave., 97227

Saturday 4:15 – 4:45 p.m.

St. Irene Byzantine Catholic

4630 N Maryland Ave., 97217

Sunday 8:30 – 10 a.m.

St. Stanislaus

3916 N Interstate Ave., 97227

30 minutes before every Mass. Here is the Mass schedule: Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 7 p.m.; Monday 8 a.m.; Tuesday 11 a.m.; Wednesday 8

a.m.; Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.

NORTHEAST PORTLAND

All Saints

3847 NE Glisan, 97232

Saturday 4 p.m.

Holy Rosary

375 NE Clackamas St., 97232

Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ; Saturday, 4 – 5:30 p.m.; first Friday 7 – 7:30 p.m.; first Sunday of the month 30 minutes before all Masses. Here is the Sunday Mass schedule: 7 a.m., 9 a.m.,

11 a.m., 1 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

Our Lady Of La Vang

5404 NE Alameda Dr., 97213

Monday to Saturday 5:30 p.m.

St. Andrew

NE 9th Ave. and Alberta St., 97211

Saturday 4:30 – 5 p.m.

St. Charles

5310 NE 42nd Ave., 97218

Saturday 4 – 4:30 p.m.

St. Mary Magdalene

3123 NE 24th Ave., 97212

Saturday 4 – 4:40 p.m.

St. Rita

10029 NE Prescott, 97220

Saturday 4 – 5 p.m.

St. Rose Of Lima

2727 NE 54th Ave., 97213

Saturday 4 – 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m.

St. Therese

1260 NE 132nd Ave., 97230

30 minutes before each Sunday Mass. Here is the Sunday Mass schedule: 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

NORTHWEST PORTLAND

St. André Bessette

601 W Burnside St., 97209

Monday through Friday after 12:05 p.m. Mass; Saturday 4:15 – 4:40 p.m.

St. Birgitta

11820 NW St. Helens Rd., 97231

Fifteen minutes before each weekend Mass. Here is the weekend Mass schedule: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.

St. Juan Diego

5995 NW 178th Ave., 97229

Saturday 4 – 4:30 p.m.

St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

1716 NW Davis St., 97209

Saturday 4 – 5:15 p.m.

St. Patrick

1623 NW 19th Ave., 97209

Sunday 8 – 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

St. Pius X

1280 NW Saltzman Rd., 97229

Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

SOUTHEAST PORTLAND

Ascension

743 SE 76th Ave., 97215

Tuesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. (or when finished)

Korean Martyrs

10840 SE Powell Blvd., 97266

Saturday 7 – 7:30 p.m., Sunday 9:30 – 10 a.m. and 11 – 11:30 a.m., Tuesday 7 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday 9:30 – 10 a.m., Thursday 7 – 7:30 p.m., Friday 9:30 – 10 a.m.

Holy Family

7525 SE César E. Chávez Blvd., 97202

Saturday 4 – 5 p.m.

Our Lady Of Sorrows

5239 SE Woodstock, 97206

Saturday 4 – 4:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart

3926 SE 11th Ave., Portland, 97202

Saturday 4 – 4:15 p.m.

St. Agatha

1430 SE Nehalem St., 97202

Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. St. Anthony

3700 SE 79th Ave., 97206

Saturday 3:45 — 4:15 p.m.

St. Francis Of Assisi

SE 12th Ave. and Pine St., 97214

Saturday 10 – 11 a.m.

St. Ignatius

3400 SE 43rd Ave., 97206

Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

St. Joseph The Worker

2400 SE 148th Ave., 97233

Saturday 4:30 – 4:45 p.m.; Sunday 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. and 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.; first Fridays after 8 a.m. Mass

St. Peter

5905 SE 87th Ave., 97266

Saturday 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.; Sunday 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

St. Philip Neri

2408 SE 16th Ave., 97214

Saturday 9 – 10 a.m. at the center and 3 – 3:45 p.m. in the church

St. Sharbel

1804 SE 16th Ave., 97214

Sundays 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

St. Stephen

1112 SE 41st Ave., 97214

Sunday 4 – 4:45 p.m.; Tuesday 11 – 11:45 a.m.; Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Thursday 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.; Saturday 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

SOUTHWEST PORTLAND

St. Clare

8535 SW 19th Ave., 97219

Saturday 4 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Of Hungary

4112 SW Sixth Ave. Dr., 97239

Saturday 3 p.m.

St. John Fisher

4567 SW Nevada St., 97219

Saturday 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

St. Michael the

Archangel

1701 SW Fourth Ave., 97201

Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – noon; Saturday 3:45 – 4:15 p.m.; Sunday 6 – 7 p.m.

St. Thomas More

3525 SW Patton Rd., 97221

Saturday 4 – 4:30 p.m.

PORT ORFORD

St. John the Baptist Mission

1476 Oregon St., 97465

Sunday 7:45 – 8:15 a.m.

RAINIER

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin

204 East C St., 97048

Saturday 4 p.m.

REEDSPORT

St. John the Apostle

12 St. John’s Way, 97467

Sunday 8:15 – 8:30 a.m.; Thursday 8:45 – 9 a.m.

ROCKAWAY

St. Mary by the Sea

275 S Pacific St., 97136

Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.

ROSEBURG

St. Joseph

800 W Stanton St., 97471

Saturday 3 – 4:30 p.m.

ST. HELENS

St. Frederic

175 S. 13th St., 97051

Saturday 4 p.m.

ST. PAUL

St. Paul

20217 Christie St. NE, 97137

30 minutes before weekend Masses. Here is the weekend Mass schedule: Saturday 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

SALEM

St. Joseph

721 Chemeketa St. NE, 97301

Monday – Friday 11:35 a.m. – noon; Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (English and Spanish); Sunday 8 – 8:20 a.m., 9:30 – 9:50 a.m., 3:15 – 3:40 p.m. (Vietnamese), 7 – 7:20 p.m.

St. Vincent de Paul

1010 Columbia St. NE, 97301

Saturday 4 –5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 – 8 a.m.

SANDY

St. Michael the Archangel

18090 SE Langensand Rd., 97055

Saturday 4 – 4:30 p.m.

SCAPPOOSE

St. Wenceslaus

51555 SW Old Portland Rd., 97056

Saturday 4 – 5 p.m.

SCIO (JORDAN)

Our Lady of Lourdes

39043 Jordan Rd., Scio 97374

Sunday 8:45 a.m.

SCIO

St. Bernard

38810 Cherry St.

30 minutes before Mass. Here is the Mass schedule: First, third and fifth Sundays, 8:30 a.m.

SEASIDE

Our Lady of Victory

120 Oceanway

Saturday 3 – 3:30 p.m.

Arch Cape

St. Peter the Fisherman Chapel

79441 Hwy. 101

Saturday before 5:30 p.m. Mass during summer; Friday 10 a.m. all year

SHADY COVE

Our Lady of Fatima

56 Williams Lane

Sunday 9:15 a.m.

SHAW

St. Mary

9168 Silver Falls Hwy. SE

First, third and fifth Saturdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

SHERIDAN

Good Shepherd

127 NE Hill St., Sheridan 97378

First and second Sunday 8 – 8:20 a.m.

SHERWOOD

St. Francis

15651 SW Oregon St., 97140

Saturday 4 – 5 p.m.

SILVERTON

St. Paul

1410 Pine St., 97381

Saturday 4 – 4:45 p.m.

SPRINGFIELD

Nativity of the Mother of God Ukrainian

704 Aspen St., 97477

Before or after any service. Here is the Divine Liturgy schedule: Sunday 10 a.m.

St. Alice

1520 E St., 97477

Tuesday 5 – 5:45 p.m.; Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

STAYTON

Immaculate Conception

1035 N Sixth Ave., 97383

Saturday 11 – 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

SUBLIMITY

St. Boniface

375 SE Church St., 97385

Saturday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; first Saturdays 9 – 10 a.m.

SUTHERLIN

St. Francis Xavier

323 N Comstock Rd., 97479

First Sundays 9:30 – 10 a.m.

SWEET HOME

St. Helen

600 Sixth Ave., 97386

First three Saturdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

TIGARD

St. Anthony

9905 SW McKenzie St., 97223

Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 3:30 p.m. (Spanish/English); Thursday 7 p.m. (Vietnamese)

TILLAMOOK

Sacred Heart

2411 Fifth St., 97141

Friday 5 – 5:45 p.m. (by appointment only); Saturday 4 – 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 – 11:45 a.m.

TUALATIN

Resurrection

21060 SW Stafford Rd., 97062

Saturday 3:30 – 4 p.m.

VENETA

St. Catherine of Siena

25181 E Broadway Ave., 97487

Saturday 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

VERNONIA

St. Mary

960 Missouri Ave., 97064

First Sundays after noon Mass

WALDPORT

St. Anthony

685 NE Broadway St., 97394

Saturday 4 – 4:45 p.m.

WILSONVILLE

St. Cyril

9205 SW Fifth St., 97070

Saturday 4 – 4:30 p.m.

WOODBURN

St. Luke

417 Harrison St., 97071

Thursday 5 – 5:45 p.m.; Saturday 4 – 4:45 p.m.

YAMHILL

St. John

445 N Maple St., 97148

Tuesday and Thursday 5 – 7 p.m.