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Havens of Mercy

During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, many of the religious order priests are making their houses, friaries, monasteries, and churches available for access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. These sites will serve as “Havens of Mercy” throughout the Archdiocese.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is blessed to have many religious communities present and ministering within it. During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, many of the religious order priests are making their houses, friaries, monasteries, and churches available for access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. These sites will serve as “Havens of Mercy” throughout the Archdiocese.

As Pope Francis has said:
"Let us place the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the center once more in such a way that it will enable people to touch the grandeur of God’s mercy with their own hands. For every penitent, it will be a source of true interior peace."

Even if you have been away from the sacrament for many years, these priests stand ready and eager to welcome you home. “Confessors are called to embrace the repentant who come back home and to express the joy of having them back again.” (Pope Francis)

  • Pallottines

St. Vincent Pallotti East Church
5424 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee
Thursdays 6 to 7 p.m.
There will also be Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at this time

  • Capuchins

Saint Francis of Assisi Parish
1927 N. 4th Street, Milwaukee
First Friday of every month
Confessions at 1:30 p.m. (multiple Capuchin Priests available)
2:00 p.m. Blessing of the Sick with the Relic of the Cross, followed by Anointing of the Sick.  
Confessions available after Blessing of the Sick.

  • Xaverian Missionaries

4500 Xavier Drive
Franklin, WI
Tuesdays 9 a.m. to noon
Thursdays 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Discalced Carmelites

The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians, at Holy Hill
1525 Carmel Road
Hubertus, Wisconsin
Monday through Saturday 10:15 am to 11:00 or until finished
Confessions are available throughout the day at the Monastery office.
Weekends: 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday; Sunday 7:15 to 8:00 a.m.; 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Jesuits

Gesu Church
1210 W. Michigan Avenue, Milwaukee
Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 12:05 p.m., and 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.; 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

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