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An important Lenten act – go to Confession March 29, 2011

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Interior Life, North Deanery.

There are three major penitential acts during Lent – prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  But a fourth should be Confession, especially if one does not regularly go to Confession (in which case……Sr. Rudolfina of the Sacred Heart is glaring at you).  Many parishes have extra times for Confession during Lent.  One parish I know of, St. Mark in Plano, has made an extra effort to make Confession available – they have Confession every day, Monday through Saturday, for the next 2 weeks.  The times are all from 6:30 to 8, except for Friday, which is from 4:30-5:30 and Saturday, 3-5.  Usually, there three priests to hear Confessions, so lines should be at a minimum.  That’s 18 hours of Confession over the next 2 weeks.  Other parishes are hosting large conclaves of priests at 7 pm, check out the bulletins to find them. 

St. Mark has pretty generous times for Penance/Confession as it is – kudos to Fr. Smith for adding even more time during Lent.  Confession is a marvelous opportunity to get back into the life of Sacramental Grace, or to receive extra Grace and find areas of imperfection that are keeping us from being filled even more with God’s Love.  Confession should really be a regular activity for every Catholic, but if it’s not, now is a great time to start.  I know it can be difficult at times to recite one’s failings to another person, but that is another benefit of the Sacrament – by admitting them to someone else, they become more real and more amendment of heart and soul can occur to make one less likely to commit sin in the future.

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