Archbishop Smith is inviting Catholics across the Archdiocese to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on a special Day of Confessions on Tuesday, March 18. On that day, all priests in all parishes across the Archdiocese will be available all day to hear confessions.

The first Archdiocese-wide Day of Confessions was held 2013 as part of our Jubilee 100 celebrations, and was a day of great grace for both priests and thousands of penitents. The Day of Confessions will not replace the regular Lenten Penitential Service in the parish, but will provide a special opportunity for all, whether they receive the sacrament regularly or not, whether they go to their home parish or drop in to a church near their office or school.

 “Everyone is welcome,” says Archbishop Smith. “God’s mercy embraces everybody and we really want to make ourselves available for our people. For a priest, it’s an occasion of great joy that he is able share the peace of Christ with our people.”