Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.

— Catechism of the Catholic Church, §1422



The first Confession usually takes place in the 2nd grade. A candidate for the Sacrament of Reconciliation must have had religious instruction the previous year, with no more than three absences in the year. A candidate is also required to attend Mass each Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation. Contact the Parish Office to learn more.


Adults who have been Baptized and wish to make a first Confession should contact the Parish Office to learn more. Adults who have never been Baptized should contact the Parish Office to learn about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) which includes the preparation for and celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Mondays (6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.), Saturdays (8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.), and Sundays (11:30 a.m.), and by appointment with Father Forlano.  Please contact the Parish Office to schedule arrangements.

Contact Info

St. Charles Borromeo Parish / Parroquia San Carlos Borromeo
1731 Hulmeville Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

Parish Office / Religious Education Office
Oficina Parroquial / Oficina de Educación Religiosa


Hispanic Ministry/ Ministerio Hispano

Fatima Catholic Outreach Center (Call or Text)
Centro Católico de Fátima (Llamadas o Texto)

2913 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

Manager: Estela Bugg (215-400-1130)
Assistant: Jackie Padua (443-424-3277)


Monday & Wednesday ~ 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday ~ 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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