The sacrament of Reconciliation (or Confession/Penance) is about the mercy of Jesus Christ. Confessing our sins reconciles us to God and restores us to his grace and intimate friendship. Confession breaks the power of shame and hurt of sin, restores and revitalizes our relationships within the community of faith in the life of our Church. 

To celebrate this sacrament, you can go most Saturday mornings at 9:00 am at St. Mary Portage or you may call 608.742-6998 to schedule a private appointment with Father Gary.

Special Reconciliation times and Penance services during Advent and Lent will be published in the bulletin.


1st Reconciliation for children

To receive First Reconciliation, your child needs to be enrolled in faith formation or school classes AND Sacramental Preparation programs. First Reconciliation preparation generally begins in second grade.  Click here for more information