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Have you made your pre-Easter Confession yet?  No time like the present!  Allow the Lord to prepare your heart to celebrate Easter worthily and well.  He’s waiting for you.

The full schedule of times for Penance Services in Ottawa can be found by clicking the link from the main page of the Archdiocese of Ottawa’s website.

In addition to those, priests will be available for individual Reconciliation for eight hours tomorrow, Wednesday 28 March 2012, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, in the De Mazenod Chapel at Saint Paul University, Main Street, Ottawa.  The De Mazenod Chapel is located in Laframboise Hall: or just go to Reception and the receptionist on duty will direct you.

If it’s been a while since you’ve been to Confession, don’t worry!  Priests are used to that, and will help you.  You can find some helpful resources to help you to prepare for, and to celebrate, the Sacrament of Reconciliation here.

[Facebook page for this event].

Lent is the perfect time to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance. Also go to http://www.blackfencatholic.org/?page_id=203#2 for helpful leaflets to assist you to examine your conscience and celebrate the sacrament.


Have you ever asked or been asked,”Why should I confess my sins to someone else, If I can just confess them to God directly?”

Of course, you can confess your sins to God anytime you want. And God forgives you if you are truly sorry.

When you confess your sins to a priest, however, you are not just telling some guy what you did wrong. In order to understand why confessing your sins to a priest is different (and important), you need to exercise your faith in the teaching of the Church.

The following video explains this clearly and effectively:

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Pope hears confessions

I thought this was cool … the Pope as pastor, hearing confessions.  Of course, this merely demonstrates that the Pope is pastor in everything that he does.

Story here.