A Day of Confession: Sat., March 19

March 15, 2016

A message from Archbishiop Richard Gagnon

A Day of Confession:

Saturday, March 19th, has been dedicated as A Day of Confession throughout the Archdiocese of Winnipeg.
Regardless of how long you have been away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation or what may be on your conscience to confess, the Father of Mercy is there for us with open arms, like the father in the parable of the Prodigal Son (Lk 15: 17-24).
I have encouraged all priests in the Archdiocese to make themselves available for the celebration of this Sacrament of Healing on this special Day of Confession, March 19, 2016.
Pope Francis has encouraged all of us to seek the Father’s forgiveness for our sins through the Sacrament of Reconciliation and has stressed that this Holy Year of Mercy is founded on our own experience of the mercy of God in our lives. This enables us to seek to be merciful to others:  “Mercy is the fundamental law that dwells in the heart of every person who looks sincerely in the eyes of his brothers and sisters on the path of life.” (Misericordiae Vultus #2)
Do come to your parish to share with the Lord what is in your heart by celebrating the Sacrament of Confession.  Check with your parish or the Archdiocesan website: www.archwinnipeg.ca for times and places.

Below is a list of a number of opportunities to celebrate the Sacrament of Confession.

Central Winnipeg Deanery Churches Confession During Lent 2016. Click Here.

Notre Dame Church
Selkirk, Man.
Confessions: Sat., March 19, following 10 a.m. Mass for St. Joseph, until 4 p.m.

Sacred Heart Church
Virden, Man.
Confessions: Wed. March 16, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Fri., March 18, Priest available from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat., March 19, priest available from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

St. Anthony of Padua Church (WK)
250 Burrin Ave. Winnipeg,
Confessions: Sat., March 19, 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

St Augustine of Canterbury Church
327 Fourth St., Brandon
Fri., March 18: Eucharistic Adoration from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with a priest available for confessions from 4 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Sat., March 19: The Sacrament of Confession will be available from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Paroisse du Sacré-Coeur
421 Brandon Ave, Winnipeg
Sat., March 19: Confession available in French, English and Italian, 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

St. Charles Church
320 St. Charles Street, Winnipeg
Fri. March 18, Adoration and Confessions, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sat. March 19, Adoration and Confessions 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Confessions from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Edward the Confessor Church
836 Arlington St., Winnipeg
Lenten Penitential Service, Fri., March 18, 6:30 p.m. and Sat., March 19, 9 a.m to 4 p.m.

St. Felix de Valois Church
Dunrea, Man.
Confessions: Sat., March 19, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

St. Ignatius of Loyola Church
255 Stafford St., Winnipeg
Confessions: Sat., March 19, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

St. John XXIII Church
3390 Portage Ave. (at Rouge Road), Winnipeg
Confessions: Fri., March 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (in conjunction with the Pope’s “24 Hours for the Lord”)

Parish Penitential Celebration: Thurs., March 10, 10 a.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Fri., March 18, 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 7:45 to 9:00 p.m.
Sat., March 19, 12 noon to 4:30 p.m.

Confessions for first communicants Fri., March 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. and the Way of the Cross devotion is held from 7 to 7:45 p.m.

St. Patrick's Church
172 Worth St. Winnipeg
Confessions on Friday, March 18, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, March 19, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Patrick's is also having Lenten Reconciliation on March 10 following the 6 p.m mass.

Sacrament of  Reconciliation is offered regularly on the first Friday of each month with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

St. Paul the Apostle Church
2400 Portage Ave., Winnipeg
Parish Reconciliation Service, Wed., March 9, 7 p.m.
Confessions: Sat., March 19, Reconciliation available from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Ste. Rose de Lima Church
Ste. Rose du Lac, Man.
Confessions: Fri., March 18, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., March 19, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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