Confessions heard every Wednesday evening in Lent, in all 54 San Jose parishes

The Light Is On For You campaign has reached an estimated 10,000 people since it began 4 years ago

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In what is becoming a tradition of the season in the Diocese of San Jose, The Light Is On For You campaign returns for a fourth year.

“This Lenten initiative is a wonderful way for all of us to celebrate God’s limitless mercy and compassion. We celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, because it is a celebration of God’s unconditional love,” said Father John Hurley, CSP, Vicar for Evangelization whose department is overseeing this initiative. “As a confessor, I am in awe sometimes for how open people are in these challenging times and all they want to really hear is that God still loves them.”

The campaign focuses on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as Penance or Confession. It is observed on Wednesdays, from 6-8 p.m., in all 54 parishes from February 21 through March 28 in preparation for Easter on April 1. Given parish Holy Week events, Pastors have the option of observing The Light is on For You on March 28.

In the first three years of the campaign, The Light Is On For You has reached an estimated 10,000 people on Wednesdays.

To learn more about The Light Is On For You, visit www.dsj.org/light.

Full story at The Valley Catholic.

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  1. This is good.

  2. The math works out to 9.26 people per parish per week for the four years. Interesting.

  3. OK. I am no cheerleader for McGrath. But I’d like to read the usual detractors of this Bishop whom they criticize with such vehemence—either justly or unjustly–to come out and praise and acknowledge McGrath for making available this sacrament widely in his Diocese this Lent.

  4. I commend Bishop McGrath for this initiative.

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