An Act of Perfect Contrition
If one is unable to get to Confession: make an act of Perfect Contrition, which requires:
- The love of God
- The sincere desire for forgiveness
- The ardent commitment to receive the sacrament of reconciliation when available.
When it arises from a love by which God is loved above all else, contrition is called “perfect” (contrition of charity). Such contrition remits venial sins; it also obtains forgiveness of mortal sins if it includes the firm resolution to have recourse to sacramental confession as soon as possible. (Catechism, 1452)
Confession By Appointment
The priests at St. James are more than willing to hear your confession during this time. They do ask that it be arranged by appointment so that the appropriate arrangements can be made.
Please call the office at 816-781-4343 to make an appointment or leave a message and one of our priests will call you.