Festival of Forgiveness – Sample bulletin and/or pulpit announcement

In his proclamation of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis described mercy as “the very foundation of the Church’s life.” During Lent 2016, the Church in the Diocese of Saint Cloud wants every person to experience the life-changing power of God’s mercy and love.

On March 4 — the fourth Friday of Lent — the diocese is holding a 12-hour “Festival of Forgiveness” during which the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available at designated churches throughout the diocese.

Our parishioners at NAME OF PARISH are invited to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Friday, March 4 at NAME OF DESIGNATED CHURCH(ES) IN DEANERY between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.

The Catholic faithful, including those who have been away from the sacraments, are invited to participate in this special Year of Mercy celebration.


Author: Catholic News Service

Catholic News Service is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ news and information service.