Confession: the Sacrament of Mercy
During this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, the emphasis is very much on the fact that no one is exempt from God’s loving mercy.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the ultimate example of this boundless mercy of God. In Misericordiae Vultus, Pope Francis’ Bull of Indiction for the Year of Mercy, the Holy Father says:
“Let us place the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the centre once more in such a way that it will enable people to touch the grandeur of God’s mercy with their own hands. For every penitent, it will be a source of true interior peace.”
Not only does the Sacrament of Confession free us from our sins, but it makes us reflect on the mercy and forgiveness we should show to each other.
Between Monday 14th and Monday 21st March, the priests of the Cardiff Deanery are offering special opportunities for Confession across the Deanery (the city of Cardiff, Penarth and Barry) in this week before Holy Week.
At least three priests will be available to hear Confessions at each service, for at least one hour at each of the following times and venues:
The service at St. Teilo’s on Wednesday 16th March will be one of the Cardiff Deanery Penitential Services. Three priests will hear Confessions during the service, which will conclude at 3.00pm with Benediction.