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Have You Been to Confession Yet?

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 03/11/16

A reminder from the Diocese of Brooklyn, above.


The Diocese of Brooklyn, in partnership with the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Rockville Centre, is launching its annual Lenten campaign to promote the Sacrament of Confession. On the Monday of Holy Week, which falls on March 21 this year, churches in the greater New York City area, New York’s upper counties and on Long Island will be open for confession from 3 p.m. through 9 p.m. This initiative, known as Reconciliation Monday, has become an annual event in the participating dioceses. Ads for this year’s campaign are inspired by the words of Pope Francis in his book, The Church of Mercy. With the quote “We are not alone,” one ad shows a man walking down the street. While there is only one man, there are two shadows suggesting the presence of Jesus by the man’s side. The other ad shows a close-up of hands reaching through the bars of a jail cell, clasped in prayer. The images are accompanied by an invitation to confess at any parish within the three Catholic dioceses. The ads were created by DeSales Media Group, the communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn, in both English and Spanish.
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