by Fr. Richard Greene, Pastor
Below is Bishop Michael Jarrell’s letter calling for a repeat on the first three Wednesdays of Advent this year (December 4, 11 and 18) of last year’s successful “The Light Is On For YOU” program encouraging parishioners to prepare for our Savior’s birth by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation:
OFFICE OF THE BISHOP
October 21, 2013
To All Priests and Parish Life Coordinators
Diocese of Lafayette
Last January, I wrote to inform you that the program entitled, “The Light Is On For You,” will be conducted again this year, as recommended by the Council of Priests. I asked you to plan ahead for the dates of December 4, 11, and 18. You will recall that “The Light Is On For You” is a program to encourage people to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It is most effective when all parishes in the Diocese are participating. Please join the rest of us in this worthy effort.
More information and ancillary materials will be provided by Father Michael Delcambre. Please do what you can to advertise this program both for Church-goers and, especially, for all Catholics through whatever means are possible.
The New Evangelization calls for new methods and timeless ones as well. “The Light Is On For You” provides for traditional confession in a new program that many dioceses have found to be very successful. The end of the Year of Faith does not mean the end of faith. Rather, it is a time to renew and strengthen all of God’s gifts. Your brothers and I are counting on you to be a part of this diocesan-wide event.
With prayers for your good health and for all of God's blessings, I am
Sincerely yours in Our Lord,
Most Reverend Michael Jarrell
Bishop of Lafayette
SACRED HEART OF JESUS PARISH’S SCHEDULE – ADVENT PREPARATION FOR CHRISTMAS
Wednesday, December 4 - Reconciliation in church: 6:30-8:00pm (or longer if needed)
Wednesday, December 11 - Reconciliation in church: 6:30-8:00pm (or longer if needed)
Wednesday, December 18 - Reconciliation in church: 6:30-8:00pm (or longer if needed)
For Bishop Jarrell and those seeking sacramental Reconciliation this Advent,…ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!