Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Lenten Reconciliation Service

Catholics from across the city are invited to take part in a Lenten Reconciliation Service at 7 PM at St. Patrick's Cathedral this Wednesday, April 4.  After a short prayer service, priests from various city parishes will be on hand to hear confessions.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place as confessions are heard.  Prepare your heart for a worthy celebration of Easter.  Be reconciled.  Be at peace.

"It does not seem like a modern thing to go to confession; it can be difficult and may cost a great deal of effort at first.  But it is one of the greatest graces that we can receive again and again in our life - it truly renews the soul, completely unburdens it, leaving it without the debts of the past, accepted in love, and equipped with new strength.  God is merciful, and he desires nothing more earnestly than for us, too, to lay claim to his mercy.  Someone who has gone to confession turns a clean, new page in the book of his life" (YouCat #226).