The Catholic Diocese of Rockford again is inviting people to come to confession during its “Be Reconciled” initiative set for March 21.
Bishop David J. Malloy, recognizing the need for God’s grace and forgiveness in the lives of Catholics, again has asked all 105 parishes in the 11-county diocese to add Wednesday, March 21, to their regular Lenten confession calendar and, where possible, to offer confessions from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day. The goal of “Be Reconciled” is to make the sacrament of reconciliation more accessible, especially for people who have been away or hesitant about confession for many months or many years.
Malloy also suggests that Catholics invite someone they might know who has been away from the sacrament of reconciliation to take part in “Be Reconciled” on March 21 or any time during Lent.
Invitations to “Be Reconciled” day are being made through advertising in print, on radio and television, through parishes and through a dedicated page on the Diocese of Rockford website at http://bereconciled.rockforddiocese.org. The site includes confession times for all parishes in the Rockford Diocese, as well as information and resources about the sacrament. For the most current information about “Be Reconciled,” follow the Diocese of Rockford on Twitter and Facebook or download the free myParish app available in the App Store or on Google Play.
Established in 1908, the Diocese of Rockford is composed of 105 parishes in Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, JoDaviess, Kane, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties in northern Illinois, serving a Catholic population of more than 300,000. For information about the Catholic Diocese of Rockford, visit www.rockforddiocese.org.