Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Since taking over the reins of the Church, Pope Francis has continually encouraged us to meet Jesus in the confessional. He sets the example for us. “When I go to confession, it’s for healing: healing the soul, healing the heart because of something that I did to make it unwell.”
On Wednesday, March 22nd, the Diocese is hosting it's third Day of Confessions in four of our parishes: St. Columban's, Saint-Félix-de-Valois, Our Lady of the Angels and St. Finnan’s. During the previous two Day of Confessions hundreds of people took advantage of God's mercy and forgiveness. Some had been to confession the previous week and some had not been in years. But all left knowing God loved them.
I urge you to set aside your fear and trepidations and turn to the Lord in all His mercy. Enter into the sacrament of reconciliation and renew your relationship with Jesus, the Good Shepherd who seeks out the lost.
To help you prepare, the Diocese has a number of resources available. On the diocesan website you will find times and locations, answers to your frequently asked questions, an examination of conscience as well as great videos and links concerning this great gift from God. And, of course, the priests will guide you along.
Make a date and trust in God!
✠Terrence Prendergast, s.j.
Apostolic Administrator/Administrateur apostolique
Diocèse Alexandria-Cornwall Diocese