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Extra Times for the Sacrament of Penance beginning in Passiontide

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

 SAINT MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH – SALEM, SD

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 EXTRA OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE BEGINNING MARCH 15th:

DURING THE 1st WEEK OF PASSIONTIDE or the 5th WEEK of LENT

TUESDAY through FRIDAY, March 15th – 18th:  Each evening from 5:30 until 6:30pm

SATURDAY, March 19th (The Vigil of Palm Sunday) – two opportunities available in the afternoon – from 1:00 – 2:00pm and 3:45 – 4:45pm (usual time)

DURING THE 2nd WEEK OF PASSIONTIDE or HOLY WEEK

MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, March 21st, 22nd & 23rd – two opportunities available on all three days –  7:30 – 8:10am before morning Mass and…again each evening from 5:30 – 6:30pm

DURING THE PASCHAL TRIDUUM

ON HOLY THURSDAY, MARCH 24th: 7:30 – 9:00am (Morning ONLY);

ON GOOD FRIDAY, March 25th:  7:30 – 9:00am (Morning ONLY);

ON HOLY SATURDAY, March 26th:  7:30 – 9:00am (Morning ONLY);  Please note: NO 3:45pm Confessions on Holy Saturday afternoon!

ON EASTER SUNDAY, March 27th:   NO SCHEDULED CONFESSIONS

 

Christ instituted the Sacrament of Penance for all sinful members of His Church: above all for those who, since Baptism, have fallen into grave sin, and have thus lost their baptismal grace and wounded ecclesial communion.  It is to them that the Sacrament of Penance offers a new possibility to convert and to recover the grace of justification.  The Fathers of the Church present this Sacrament as “the second plank [of salvation] after the shipwreck which is the loss of grace.”

– from the Catechism of the Catholic Church  #1446

 

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