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BRAINTREE -- As Lent begins in 2015, the Archdiocese of Boston highlights the sacrament of reconciliation with the initiative The Light is on For You.
Beginning Feb. 25, the sacrament of reconciliation will be available during Lent every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in all parishes of the archdiocese.
Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley has placed Merrimack Regional Bishop Robert F. Hennessey at the forefront of the initiative.
In a video on the website www.thelightisonforyou.org, Bishop Hennessey speaks about the sacrament of reconciliation from the perspective of a priest.
"One of the great joys of being a priest is being God's instrument to reconcile one of his children to Him through the sacrament of confession. The priest sees the tremendous joy and relief that people experience in being free from their sins," Bishop Hennessey says.
Parishes experiencing scheduling difficulties making priests available at the scheduled hours are encouraged to contact the Vicar General's Office or Bishop Hennessey's regional office.
"Confession is one of our greatest gifts from God. I go to confession frequently myself, not only to confess what I have done wrong, but to receive the grace to become a better disciple, a better priest, a better bishop," he says in the video.