the lights are (finally) out – 6 hours later

19 Mar

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Father John and I started at 6:50 p.m. because people were already in the church. It was 9:40 p.m. when the last person had left.

That was two priests for ten minutes less than three hours of confessions – that is, twenty minutes less than six hours of confessions – 5 hours and 40 minutes of confessions. That is a lot of God’s mercy assured and realized.

I had not told my parishioners about the usual Lenten penance service on April 8, so one could wonder whether people were thinking that this was it for Lent. But I am suspecting that the parish penance service will be BIGGER than usual, too.

My guess is that the priests of the diocese will give feedback to the bishop that the event was a success and should be a re-do.

My advice to the Bishop will be that we do it again next Lent, adding two hours on a Saturday morning, and two deanery-wide penance services, one led by one of the bishops and the other led by the dean.

Could we possibly have too much of such a good thing?

2 Responses to “the lights are (finally) out – 6 hours later”

  1. Judy Hoffman March 19, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    It was an incredible night. One that I felt very blessed to be a part of. Again, thank you for asking me to help and allowing me to experience that time with HIM!

    Sent from my iPad

  2. hopevoices March 19, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

    We could never have too much of God’s mercy!

    Awesome night, all thanks and glory to God!

    JoAnne Lacey

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