Saint Martin
of Tours
La Mesa, California

Christ unconditionally loves you and will forgive your sins,
IF you give them to him through his servant priests.  Be holy and receive the grace to fight off evil.

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Reconciliation is available every

Saturday from 3:30-4:30 PM
in the Holy Spirit Chapel

(formerly the North Chapel) of the church

It is also available by appointment
if you call the rectory.

Be sure to participate with the parish community in our Parish Penance Services held each Advent and Lent.

For more information or to make an appointment:

(619) 465-5334

The reconciliation room face to face option
In preparation for your confession you are encouraged to prayerfully examine your conscience. Some sins are not about what you have done but what you have not done.

  • What is my attitude toward the Sacrament of Reconciliation?

  • Do I sincerely want to be set free from sin, turn again to God, and resolve to begin again?

  • Do I pray daily?

  • Do I trust God's goodness and providence, even in times of crisis and doubt?

  • Have I tried to grow in the life of the Spirit through prayer and the reading of the word of God?

  • Do I receive the sacraments regularly?

  • Do I keep Sundays and holy days sacred?

  • Am I faithful to communal prayer?

  • Do I fulfill my commitments as a member of my faith community?

  • Do I control my vices, including abuses with food and drink?

  • Have I imposed my will on others without respecting their freedom and rights?

  • Have I perpetuated racism, prejudices and stereotypes?

  • Do I treat people with disabilities with respect?

  • Have I made good use of the gifts God has given me?

  • Do I work too hard and too long?  Do I neglect my family and health?

  • Have I been lazy and given too much time to leisure?

  • In my household, have I contributed to the well-being and happiness of the rest of my family?

  • Am I patient?  Am I loving?  Do I treat my parents with respect?

  • Do I fail to speak out on behalf of the poor or the oppressed?

  • Have I accepted suffering as a share in the suffering of Christ?

  • Have I indulged in reading, conversation or entertainment that is contrary to Christian decency and respect for human life?

  • Have I been faithful in my relationships?

  • Do I use the earth's resources wisely?

1st Reconciliation for Children
1st Reconciliation for children is for those who have been baptized and are at least seven years or older (second grade).  A minimum of two years of religious instruction, through enrollment in St. Marin's Academy or in the Faith Formation program is required.

Please call Christine Davis if you have questions on 1st Reconciliation or need more information.

(619) 698-8434

The reconciliation room kneel behind the screen option