Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sinners make the best Christmas travellers

Do you know anyone who might want to come home for Christmas?

During the Christmas season, coming home can also mean reaching out to former Catholics with an invitation to return to their spiritual family, the Church. As we renew our focus on reaching out to others, this is a time when we can extend a welcome hand to friends and family who may have drifted from their faith.

Penitential services offered throughout the Archdiocese of Vancouver make it easier to receive the sacrament of penance, no matter how long it's been since your last confession. Check the date and times of penitential services at a parish near you, when the Church pulls all the stops out to make priests available for confessions. Join hundreds of others in your parish who are availing themselves of the numerous priests who will be available and who are just longing to speak the words, "Your sins are forgiven."

For a list of reconciliation services, visit

Christmas, like Easter, is a time when offering, and accepting, an invitation to come to church is much easier. Let's not pass any opportunity up.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Leave a comment about this post.

Rules for commenting

Posts and comments to The Busy Catholic must be marked by Christian charity and respect for the truth. They should be on topic and presume the good will of other contributors. Discussion should take place primarily from a faith perspective. We reserve the right to end discussion on any topic any time we feel the discussion is no longer productive.