Reconciliation is a Catholic Sacrament instituted by Jesus Christ in His love and mercy to offer sinners forgiveness for offenses committed against God. This sacrament is also known as the Penance, Confession and Reconciliation. On the day Christ rose from the dead, Easter Sunday, He instituted the Sacrament of Reconciliation by which sins could be forgiven.

John 20:19-23
When therefore it was evening, on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

And when he had said this, he showed unto them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord. Jesus therefore said to them again, Peace be unto you: as the Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit: whose soever sins ye forgive, they are forgiven unto them; whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

 Confessions are heard each Saturday before Mass.
Children preparing to receive First Holy Communion must receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation first. Click on the "Education" button at the top of the page to learn more.

For information on how to make a good confession please click the link below to download the one page guide.

How to Make a Good Confession

Our Lady of Good Counsel

115 Main Street, Secretary, MD 21664
Secretary MD, 21664

Rectory Office Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday