Church of St. Patrick of Cedar Creek

The Sacrament of Penance must be seen within the context of conversion from sin and a turn to God. Peter wept bitterly over his triple denial of Christ but received the grace of conversion and expressed it with a threefold confession of love for Jesus (cf. Lk 22:54-62; Jn 21:15-19). Paul was converted from persecuting Christians to becoming one of the greatest disciples of Christ who ever lived (cf. Acts 9:1-31). These moments of conversion were only the beginning of their lifelong commitment to living in fidelity to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Sin harms our relationship with God and damages our communion with the Church. Conversion of heart is the beginning of our journey back to God. Liturgically this happens in the Sacrament of Penance. In the history of the Church, this Sacrament has been celebrated in different ways. Beneath the changes, there have always been two essentials: the acts of the penitent and the acts of Christ through the ministry of the Church. Both go hand in hand. Conversion must involve a change of heart as well as a change of actions. Neither is possible without God’s grace.

—From the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

Examination of Conscience in Light of Catholic Social Teaching

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at St Patrick’s:

  • Tuesday from 5:30 – 6:00 PM (September-May)
  • Saturday from 3:30 – 4:15 PM
  • By Appointment – call 763.753.2011 to speak to Father Eilen

Father Allan Paul Eilen

Deacon George Stahl

19921 Nightingale Street NW
Oak Grove, MN 55011



Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekend Masses

Saturday - 5:00 PM
  Rosary - 4:30 PM
Sunday - 9:00 & 11:00 AM
  Rosary - 8:30 & 10:30 AM

Daily Masses

Tuesday at 6:15 PM (September-May)

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
at 8:00 AM


Tuesday at 5:30 PM (September-May)
Saturday at 3:30 PM
or by appointment
  call the parish office at 763-753-2011

Eucharistic Adoration

Sunday - 6:00 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM

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