A general confession calls us to the knowledge of ourselves. It excites in us a wholesome shame for our past life. It makes us marvel at the mercy of God who has so patiently waited for us. It calms our hearts, composes our minds, excited us to good resolutions, affords occasions for our spiritual father to give us advice more suitable to our condition, and opens our heart to declare ourselves with more confidence in our succeeding confessions. ~ St. Francis de Sales

Confessions are regularly scheduled on Saturday from 9:00 to 9:30 am (in the Reconciliation Room of the Church) or by appointment. In addition, we come together twice a year for a communal penance service. Individual reconciliation is offered at these services or by appointment by calling the parish office 703.938.2828.

Preparation for First Reconcilation

NOTE: If your child is 7-18 years old and has not regularly participated in a formal faith formation/religious education program they will participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults adapted for Children.

Contact: Amy MacKinnon at