Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise | Cathedral dedicated 1921


Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church provides a perfect summary of penance and its connection to sin:

Many sins wrong our neighbor. One must do what is possible in order to repair the harm (e.g., return stolen goods, restore the reputation of someone slandered, pay compensation for injuries). Simple justice requires as much. But sin also injures and weakens the sinner himself, as well as his relationships with God and neighbor. Absolution takes away sin, but it does not remedy all the disorders sin has caused. Raised up from sin, the sinner must still recover his full spiritual health by doing something more to make amends for the sin: he must “make satisfaction for” or “expiate” his sins. This satisfaction is also called “penance.”  ~CCC 1459

Here at St. John's Cathedral we endeavor to assist those who are seeking the grace of this sacrament based on:

Youth (under 18)
If you have never received this Sacrament, youth are asked to attend a series of classes to prepare. To find out more click on> First Reconciliation 

Adult who has never been
If you are considering Becoming Catholic, click on> Becoming Catholic-Adult

Already Catholic: Cathedral Confession day/times are: 

Saturdays 3–4:45 pm

Wednesdays after 12:15 pm mass

First Friday of the month 9:30—11:00 am and 1—2:45 pm, followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Benediction