March 14

Lent 2018

Thursday of the First Week of Lent


In the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, also called confession, we meet the Lord, who wants to grant forgiveness and the grace to live a renewed life in him. In this sacrament, he prepares us to receive him free from serious sin, with a lively faith, earnest hope, and sacrificial love in the Eucharist. The Church sees confession as so important that she requires that every Catholic go at least once a year.


“To pray for those with whom we are angry is a beautiful step toward that law of love.” (Pope Francis, June 12, 2013)


If you have anger in your heart towards someone, say a prayer for him or her today as a step towards healing.


Make going to confession a priority during Lent this year.