Confession & The Year of Mercy: There are two months remaining for us in the Special
Year of Mercy, the year will end on Sunday, November 20th, the Feast of Christ the
King. The Eternal King has granted us this special year of Indulgence to enable us
and all humanity to come closer to Him, as we seek healing through prayer and the
Sacrament of Confession. For various reasons, many of us can find Confession difficult
or for some reason lost faith in its benefits. Yet, it can be a powerful healing
experience, when we truly open our hearts to God’s instrument the Priest. The Priest
is God’s instrument, His ears and His voice. Confession is a humble expression of
failure and struggle. The Gospel promises that those who make it will be exalted.
The 1st Confession after being away for a while, is the 1st step, it is often in
the following confessions that we can go deeper. Fear of what the Priest will say
to me or some other fear can be an obstacle that can keep me away from this special
encounter with the Lord. The Devil particularly dislikes confession, because he knows
the enormous benefits to the soul. We must also be open to the guidance of the priest,
be ready to trust the understanding and forgiveness of God and be ready to forgive
ourselves. There are Confessions every Saturday between 12.00-1.00pm and at 7pm every
Saturday evening in the Parish Church. But always feel welcome to request Confession
from one of the Priests at any time. We are in a time of extraordinary Grace, let
us all avail of it and use it well.
“Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin. All hope
consists in confession.
In confession there is a chance for mercy. Believe it firmly.
Do not doubt, do not hesitate, never despair of the mercy of God. Hope and have confidence