From a reader:
I had to tell you about what happened at our parish ___ this Good Friday. We had confessions on Good Friday for the first time that I can remember since coming here in the early 1990s. Not only that, and this is why I am sending this message, confessions were scheduled from 8am to 2pm. When I arrived for the Veneration service at 6:30, They were still going and the line was still long. At the conclusion of Veneration, confessions were still being heard and the line had actually grown. When I left at 8:30pm, you guessed it, still going. I heard from one of our deacons the next morning that as of 9pm there were still two priests “in the box” and there was still a significant line.
Thirteen hours, plus, of confessions on Good Friday. Wow. What a blessing we have in our two new priests. I have written Bishop Olmsted to let him know. [Do I hear an “Amen!”?] I am so happy to have these two holy men guiding our parish I can just about explode.
I could go on and on about this but will not for respect of your time. I thought of you last Friday but I was not online much over the Triduum and this was my first opportunity to post.
God bless you for your ministry and most especially for your promotion of the sacrament of confession.
Notes like this make the work on the blog a joy.
Reverend Fathers, Your Excellencies… this is how its done. People will be so grateful.