"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.

It is called: Sacrament of Conversion, Sacrament of Penance, Sacrament of Confession, Sacrament of Forgiveness, Sacrament of Reconciliation."

Catechism of the Catholic Church §1422-1442



Confessions are available in St Patrick's Church, Dungannon, in the Sacristy, after any of the weekday Masses.  Please speak to the Priest, either before Mass or immediately after Mass to arrange.

St Patrick's Church, Dungannon

Reconciliation Services

Penitential Services during the seasons of Advent and Lent, in preparation for Christmas and Easter, are organised by the parish every year. Dates and times will be published on the website and in the parish bulletin.


Examination of Conscience

Click here for an excellent guide to prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


First Confessions


Dates for the celebration of First Confession for each school will be listed below when dates are agreed:

St Patrick's PS   

Edendork PS    

Laghey PS     

Clintyclay PS    

Dungannon PS & Windmill IPS 

Gaelscoil Aodha Rua