“My peace I give you.”

Some of us tell our hairdresser. Some tell the bartender. Some confess to Oprah and 10 million television viewers. Still others detail their transgressions on Facebook or Youtube. But we're sometimes reluctant to talk to God about those times when we've gone astray. Yes — we have a sacrament for that!

As part of our Jubilee 100 celebrations, Archbishop Smith is inviting Catholics across the Archdiocese to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on a special Day of Confessions on Wednesday, March 6. On that day, all priests in all parishes across the Archdiocese will be available all day to hear confessions.

The Day of Confessions will not replace the regular Lenten Penitential Service in the parish, but will provide a special opportunity for all, whether they receive the sacrament regularly or not, whether they go to their home parish or drop in to a church near their office or school.

“Everyone is welcome,” says Archbishop Smith. “God’s mercy embraces everybody and we really want to make ourselves available for our people. For a priest, it’s an occasion of great joy that he is able share the peace of Christ with our people.”

For those who have been away from the confessional for a while, guides to confession, inspiring videos and other resources are available on our Day of Confessions page.

An Invitation from Archbishop Smith