Feb 18, 2018
So here we are now, the First Sunday of Lent.... wow - how did that happen so quickly! Just to let you know that Fr. Paul welcomes and invites you to join him at Sacred Heart Chapel, every Wednesday 6:00 pm to 7:30 for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. If you have not been to confession for 20 to 30 years... or just recently, don't worry because we have all of the responses and prayers written down for you, and Fr. Paul is awesome in guiding you through it. You will sit face to face with him in the chapel and if you should be waiting for you time to go in, take a trifold with you - "The Light is on For You" so you can glance at the suggestions for a good confession in a walk through of the 10 Commandments. Confession is really a time to clear your conscience of all of the negative things you are holding within, take them to Jesus through this sacrament, and you will be cleansed of your sins which will make way for all of the good things to come for you. In our Catholic faith, we believe that God makes all things new. So by going to confession, you are telling him you are sorry for your sins and will go back out into the world to be better version of yourself than you were before. We are the hands and feet of Jesus, so during Lent, go out and be the very best version of yourself, carrying His love and goodness to all you meet. Do something nice for someone, especially, if you are struggling with that relationship. It is amazing at the end of the day, you will lay your head on your pillow and smile, because your brought kindness to another soul. Forgive someone who has crossed your lines, make it better somehow. This is what going to confession and going through confession will do for you. Confession is a process of admitting what you have done wrong, as there is never any judgement from Fr. Paul, he is there to listen and to guide you and absolve you, so you are forgiven from your wrong doings. Take some time before you go on a Wednesday night and reflect of where you have been and were you see yourself going, prepare for confession and you will be amazed on how gracefilled you are after. So today, pick one Wednesday evening in the next few weeks before Easter and go.