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​Bulletin Announcements

  • “So often, our own sins and failings seem to be an obstacle in encountering the love of our Lord, preventing us from taking the steps towards authentic and renewed conversion. Yet Jesus came not to call the righteous, but sinners. He is the Good Shepherd who seeks out the lost, the physician who comes to heal the sick. And one of his first acts after the Resurrection was to entrust to the Church the power to forgive sins in his name. Thus, in order to undergo an authentic and renewed conversion, and to encounter the Love of God, a focus on the Sacrament of Reconciliation – this most powerful encounter with divine mercy – is essential.” - Thomas Cardinal Collins. Each parish in the Archdiocese of Toronto will be holding a Day of Confessions during Lent. Confessions at our parish will be available at [insert dates, times and location].

  • To return to the Lord with integrity, we benefit greatly from celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This year, we will provide the opportunity for all. This Lent, each parish in the Archdiocese of Toronto will be holding a Day of Confessions. Preparation for and the celebration of Confession allows us to set aside disruptive ways, to be renewed in heart and spirit, to be reconciled with our God who abounds with gracious, gentle tenderness. In our parish, the schedule for confessions is as follows: [insert dates, times and location].

  • This Lenten season, each parish in the Archdiocese of Toronto will be holding a Day of Confessions​. Let us make the journey into the heart of our relationship with God. Take a long, loving look at the ways God calls us to grow. Take this challenge and hold it in readiness for the rich blessing that is manifest in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In our parish, the schedule for confessions is as follows: [insert dates, times and location].

  • "Jesus in the confessional is not a dry cleaner: it is an encounter with Jesus, who waits for us just as we are. Is going to confession like a torture session? No! It is ​going to praise God, because I, a sinner, have been saved by Him. And is He waiting to beat me? No, he waits with tenderness to forgive me. And if tomorrow I do the same? Go again, and go and go and go. He always waits for us.” - Pope Francis. This Lent, each parish in the Archdiocese of Toronto will be holding a Day of Confessions​. Confessions at our parish will be available at [insert dates, times and location].

Prayers of the Faithful

  1. That all may take advantage of the Lord’s forgiveness and mercy by availing themselves of the Sacrament of Penance in this Lent, we pray to the Lord.

  2. That all may be attentive to God’s word, confess their sins and receive His forgiveness this Lenten Season, we pray to the Lord.

  3. That we might be given the strength and grace to turn to Christ, our Saviour, and to confess with humble hearts our sins so that we might be cleansed from all that separates us from him, we pray to the Lord.

  4. That we might be given the grace to turn to God’s healing love this Lent through the Sacrament of Penance, we pray to the Lord.

  5. That many individuals will discover the great gift of confession in this Lenten Season, we pray to the Lord.

  6. That the Lord in His mercy will lead many people back to a restored life of grace through the archdiocesan Day of Confessions, we pray to the Lord.

  7. That we each approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Lent to purify our lives of all that is not of Christ, we pray to the Lord.​​

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