The Light is on for You
We set aside the season of Advent to prepare for the coming of the Lord. He comes as Lord and Judge, from Whom nothing is hidden. He is eager to forgive us our injustices, selfishness, foolishness, and cowardice—but he asks us to be similarly generous and forgiving.
Thus for all our failures, especially any failures to give or forgive, we must ask His mercy. As part of our preparation for His coming, we ought to look closely at our consciences, to see where we’ve gone wrong and where we’ve failed to do the good to which God calls us.
In addition to the usual Saturday confession schedule, the parish hosts special times for the Sacrament of Penance (a.k.a. “confession” or “reconciliation”):
- Monday, December 9, at 7:15: Penance Service for children grades 3 through 8
- Wednesday, December 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Open time for individual confessions
- Tuesday, December 17, at 7:00: Penance Service for adults (with multiple priests available for individual confession and absolution)
By clicking here, you can watch a video of Bishop David Zubik’s invitation to come to confession on Wednesday, December 11.
You can read more about the Sacrament of Penance here. Click on “Examination of Conscience” to get some ideas about where you might need to be reconciled with the Lord.