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.
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 ..
Thanks, Anne. Glad to hear that things went well for your little ones!
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!
It would be hard to overemphasize Confession.
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.