Confessions for Christmas – guidance from the diocese.
Individual Confession can be celebrated with social distancing and the use of face coverings. We are unable to have confessions available in the confessional because of the restrictions, so confessions will take place this year in the Sacristy in Culfadda Church on Sunday December 20th from 6.00pm-7.00pm, a visiting priest will be available.
This is a very important event, in preparation for Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Our Lord.
If you are not someone that has gone to Confession for some time and/or someone that finds the experience difficult; please speak with your local Priest who can assist in trying to make the process somewhat easier and more comfortable for you. We are placing ourselves humbly before the Lord, seeking his forgiveness. Unfortunately, we do not know the day or the hour that the Lord will call us from this life and hence the importance of regular confession in our lives.
Sometimes, pictures speak louder than words. The imagery from the pictures above say enough about the beauty of confession. Our Lord warmly embracing our humbleness in our sincere regret and apology for what we done wrong.
The image of falling off the horse but using this sacrament to be brave enough to get back up upon the horse again, sometimes comes to mind. We will fall off many times during our life but the important thing is our humbleness in presenting before the Lord sincerely regretting and apologising for our wrongdoing.
A gift for Jesus at Christmas – nothing could be more special to him that a sincere confession…