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“What faith confesses, the sacraments communicate: by the sacrament of rebirth, Christians have become “children of God,” “partakers of the divine nature.” Coming to see in the faith their new dignity, Christians are called to lead henceforth a life “worthy of the gospel of Christ.” They are made capable of doing so by the grace of Christ and the gifts of his Spirit, which they receive through the sacraments and through prayer.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1692

Reconciliation at St. Joseph

Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. (following the 7:00 a.m. Mass ) and 11:30 a.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. (following the 8:00 a.m. Mass)
For children or teens preparing for First Reconciliation, please see Sacramental Preparation.

If you would like to make an appointment for confession, contact the parish office at 970.482.4148.


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As a result of Original Sin, human nature is weakened. Baptism, by imparting the life of Christ’s grace, takes away Original Sin, and turns us back toward God. The consequences of this weakness and the inclination to evil persist, and we often commit personal or actual sin.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ.