From a reader:
In the parish where I presently reside, it was announced today that the normal two hours of confessions heard on Saturdays, would be only one hour next week, and no more Saturday confessions before Christmas.
The three priests will hold a general confession service one afternoon next week. Is this normal?
Normal for what? Normal for the 80′s perhaps.
Look. I don’t know what the situation is at that parish. It could be that the priests are in ill health. It could be that they have many parishes to cover. There could be good reasons for this.
However, it just doesn’t seem right.
If there are Masses, perhaps the priests could hear before Masses.
No more Saturday confessions before Christmas?
That strikes me as odd… but again, there could be a reason.
If you can’t find a good explanation from the pastor, why not ask your bishop what he thinks?