Thousands of people across the Archdiocese took advantage of our first Day of Confessions on March 6, forming long waiting lines at some parishes and arriving in a steady stream at others. Here's just some of what we've heard: Father Stephen Hero, Rector at St. Joseph Seminary, agreed to help out at St. Matthew's Parish and brought along a rosary and a book for the slow times during his four-hour shift -- only there weren't any. "It was a day of great grace," said Father Stephen. At Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Sherwood Park, Father Jack Hamilton said he was grateful for the help of three different priests throughout the day, and they were kept busy right until 9 p.m. Father Jim Corrigan reported long lineups at St. Theresa's Parish and said many who came to confess had been away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation for many years. He called the day a "greatly successful initiative." 

If you missed out on Day of Confessions, visit our Penitential Celebrations page for a list of Lenten services at parishes.