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TURN ON THE LIGHT

A Message from Archbishop Martin “When asked by an interviewer who he considered himself to be, Pope Francis surprised many by responding that the best description of himself was: “I am a sinner”. Earlier this year Pope Francis set out a challenge for us all:

You raise me up

You raise me up

“I would like to ask you — but don’t say it aloud, everyone respond in his or her own heart: when was the last time you made your confession? Two days, two weeks, two years, twenty years, forty years? And if much time has passed, do not lose another day. Be courageous and go to Confession! Jesus will receive you; he will receive you with so much love”. As Lent comes to a conclusion I have asked a number of Centre City Churches (listed below) in Dublin to provide Confessions continually on the two Final Saturdays of Lent 12th and 19th April, all day from 09.30 until 18.00. There will be a number of confessors available throughout the day so that ample time will be available for a conversation about your life. The Light over the confessional is still on for you and I ask you to make the most of this special occasion of grace.Other parishes may wish to associate themselves with this initiative in their own way. Resources, posters and leaflets are available from the Office of Evangelisation. +Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Saint Mary’s, Pro-Cathedral Saint Saviours, Dominick Street Saint Andrew’s, Westland Row Saint Francis Xavier, Gardiner Street Saint Teresa’s, Clarendon Street Our Lady Queen of Peace, Merrion Rd. Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Bachelors Walk Saint Joseph’s, Berkely Road Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Whitefriar St. Our Lady Refuge of Sinners, Rathmines Saint John’s Priory, John’s Lane