"Some saints described themselves as terrible criminals because they saw God, they saw themselves, and they saw the difference" - St. Teresa of Calcutta.
Jesus himself instituted the sacrament of Reconciliation when he showed himself to his apostles on Easter day and commanded them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained" (Jn 20:22-23)
There are four primary actions in the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, all of which contribute in some way to the healing that takes place: confession of sin; expression of contrition or sorrow for sin; doing penance ("satisfaction"), which expresses a desire to avoid sin; and absolution from sin. Essentially there are two "movements" in the sacrament: our movement toward God and God's toward us.
Confessions: 1/2 hour before each Mass. To schedule an appointment contact Fr. Marcotte (812-282-2677 ext. 15).