Reconciliation – The Light is ON for You

Tonight, our 8th graders will be going to the church to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the season of Lent.

I see that in the Archdiocese of Boston, Cardinal Sean O’Malley has launched an effort titled “The Light is On for You” to encourage people to receive the Sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation. In essence, every parish and chapel in the Archdiocese of Boston will be open on Wednesdays during Lent from 6:30-8:00 pm for confessions. They’ve put together a nice Web site on the Sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation.

One of the features of the Web site is a link to 10 videos on the Sacrament…you may want to take a look. Click on the image below.


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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

6 Comments on Reconciliation – The Light is ON for You

  1. Thanks for passing on the very informative web site ! It’s great..
    My 2nd grade CCD class just made their 1st confession last week.
    It went very well , a lot of scared/ apprehensive faces, but then again, I think we all were the first time !
    I hope your kids do just as well ..
    God Bless

  2. Here in the Worcester Diocese ( next door neighbors to the Boston Archdiocese) we are doing a simular effort this lent called “Coming Home to God’s Mercy”. Priests are available in every church in our diocese every Tuesday evening from 7 to 8:30.

    • Maura, I actually heard from another Worcester DRE who told me the same thing! Glad to hear that the “light is on” in more places than Boston!

  3. The Archdiocese of Washington (DC) and the Diocese of Arlington are jointly doing “The Light is On” at each parish every Wednesday from 6:30-8. I believe the Archdiocese of Baltimore is also.

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