These information pages have been designed for anyone interested in learning more about the Evening of Confession or to get people connected to the Catholic faith.  Our parish communities look forward to welcoming you!

We welcome you to join us at this year’s Evening of Confession to be held between 5 – 8 pm on Wednesday, March 15 at all Catholic Churches in the Diocese of Cleveland and new this year, the Diocese of Youngstown will be having confessions from 6:30pm – 8 pm.

If you are looking for a parish to attend near you in the Diocese of Cleveland, please use the Parish Locator on the right side of this page.

A Personal Invitation

If you are interested in the persons in the video, please know both Christina Hannon and Fr. Ron Wearsch appreciated being able to share their time in creating the commercials and promoting the Evening of Confession through their words and actions.  Both have evangelizing hearts and want to encourage people who have been away from the faith to return using this as an opportunity to speak with a priest who celebrates their return with them with open arms as a shepherd who has found a lost sheep, the woman who has found the lost coin or the prodigal son returning to his father.

More on Christina Hannon (click HERE).

More on Fr. Ronald Wearsch (click HERE).

Pope Francis tells us, the joy of God is the joy of forgiving.  All Catholics are encouraged through his message to enter into an encounter with or at least have openness to encountering God, through the Evening of Confession. The Joy of God is the Joy of Forgiving


Additional Information

As you prepare for the Evening of Confession, here are some additional resources for you to review:

Timeless Message of Love and Forgiveness

A Journey to Love and Mercy

If you have the question of “Why go to confession?” or “How to go to confession?” click on the link on the top right side of this page Why’s & How To’s of Confession.

If you are seeking additional information on the Sacrament of Confession including answers about confession, advice on how to make a good confession, choices of examination of conscience, or teachings of the Popes,  please click on Learn More About Confession on the top right side of this page.

If you are interested in learning more about joining the faith, please click Becoming Catholic on the top right side of the page.

Contact Us

If you would like to talk with someone about the faith, please contact Terrie Baldwin at (216) 696-6525 (toll-free 1-800-869-6525), ext. 2540 or by e-mail at tbaldwin@dioceseofcleveland.org.