The Light is ON for You Today Tuesday March 3rd
The Light is On for You” is today, Tuesday, March 3rd.
Today, every parish or pastoral region in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will open its doors from 7 to 9 p.m. for quiet prayer and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as Penance or Confession. All Catholics are welcome, but especially those who have been away from the Church or the sacrament for some time. A similar initiative last year produced long lines for confession in many parishes, as well as positive feedback. “The Light is On for You” is an opportunity for each of us to experience the forgiveness and joy given through the Sacrament of Reconciliation,” Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, wrote in the March issue of The Catholic Telegraph, the Archdiocesan newspaper. “I, too, am a sinner. I know it is never easy to speak aloud our faults and ask forgiveness. Yet, we meet Christ, the Divine Healer, in the Sacrament. I am humbled each time I hear the confession of a person seeking the mercy of Christ and spiritual wholeness.”
Pope Francis has spoken warmly about the sacrament frequently since being elected pope.
A radio campaign has been promoting “The Light is On for You,” and bulletin inserts and brochures have been made available to parishes to explain the sacrament and how to make a good confession. A special website, www.LightIsON4u.org contains resources for the returning penitent as well as for pastors and staff preparing for March 3.
“The Light is On for You” is being presented by the Office of the New Evangelization and the Worship Office. Funding comes from the Catholic Ministries Appeal.
For more information, please contact Sean Ater, director of the Office of the New Evangelization, at 513-421-3131, ext. 2733.
Re-Posted March 3,2015