Churches in England and Wales to host ‘Confession drive’

Churches in England and Wales to host ‘Confession drive’

spovedFaithful across England and Wales would be participating in a worldwide ‘Confession drive’ as part of the Jubilee Year introduced by Pope Francis.

The drive named ‘24 hours for the Lord’ would be from March 4-5. A team of Catholic priests would be available in cathedrals and in some local churches in England and Wales to hear confession. Millions of visitors were expected to visit churches and to receive the sacrament.

Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth, who is the co-ordinating bishop for the work of Catholic evangelisation nationally, said Confession is “an amazing gift of God, a channel of Grace and mercy, through which we are made whole again, reconciled with God and with others.”

The words of Bishop echoed the invitation for everyone to experience the mercy of God. Bishop Mark O’Toole said, “Confession continues to be a priceless treasure in my own life, and I hope every Catholic can avail of its gift more deeply. This weekend, there is no reason to be afraid. Come. God loves you unconditionally and the priest is there simply to be a channel of Jesus’s mercy.”