This past week and next week, we will have celebrated First Penance with our level 2 students who are preparing to receive their First Communion in May!  You may remember your First Penance, maybe you were nervous or scared.  Some recall the darkness in the old confessionals.  Lent is a good time to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  It is less scary these days with the reconciliation rooms are much bigger and much brighter than the old confessionals.  Plus you do not have priests in this parish who yell!  So whatever your reason for not going to confession in the past, I suggest you give it a try to prepare for Easter.  Confessions are typically Saturday 4pm to 4:45pm or by appointment.  The Monday of Holy Week, every church in the Diocese will have a priest available for confessions from 3pm to 9pm.  So if you are thinking of a good way to prepare for Easter, celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the best ways we can prepare to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ!  The priests are ready to help you.  If the schedule doesn’t fit yours, you can call the parish office and a priest can set up an appointment which is agreeable to you!  Confession is a way of responding to God’s call to turn back to Him and receive His mercy!

For now, we continue our walk with the Lord.