Confession Times

IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

“Individual, integral confession and absolution remain the only ordinary way for the faithful to reconcile themselves with God and the Church, unless physical or moral impossibility excuses from this kind of confession”. 

~ The Roman Ritual: Rite of Penance [1975], n. 31; Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition [1997], n. 1484

Sunday

10am until 10:45am – Shrine of Saint Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer in Santa Cruz (before the 11am Mass)

5pm – Our Lady, Help of Christians in Watsonville (Spanish)


Monday

10am until 10:45am – Shrine of Saint Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer in Santa Cruz (before the 11am Mass)


Tuesday

10am until 10:45am – Shrine of Saint Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer in Santa Cruz (before the 11am Mass)


Wednesday

10am until 10:45am – Shrine of Saint Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer in Santa Cruz (before the 11am Mass)


Thursday

10am until 10:45am – Shrine of Saint Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer in Santa Cruz (before the 11am Mass)


Friday

10am until 10:45am – Shrine of Saint Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer in Santa Cruz (before the 11am Mass)

5pm – Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Santa Cruz (in the chapel behind the parish church)


Saturday

10am until 10:45am – Shrine of Saint Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer in Santa Cruz (before the 11am Mass)

3pm – Our Lady, Help of Christians in Watsonville

3:30pm – Holy Cross in Santa Cruz (Mission Chapel)

3:30pm – Saint John in Felton

4pm until 4:30pm – San Agustín in Scotts Valley


By appointment only

Saint Michael in Boulder Creek (Tuesday through Friday) – call 831-338-6112 or email

Christ Child in Los Gatos – call 408-353-2210

Saint Patrick in Watsonville – call 831-724-1317

Our Lady of the Assumption in Watsonville – call 831-722-1104

Resurrection in Aptos – call 831-688-4300


Nota bene: There is currently no information regarding the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation at the parishes of Saint Joseph in Capitola, Holy Eucharist in Corralitos, or Saint Vincent de Paul in Davenport.


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