From a reader down-under:
Thank you for the work you do as I have learnt much from your blog. I have been to Confession twice recently, having put it off until the constant encouragement from you helped me to go.
Tonight I attended an EF mass for the first time, something else that you and your readers have helped me with. It was probably the largest number of people in their 20s, my age group, that I have seen at a mass outside of ‘youth events’. [Sounds right.]
I came across the following in an article in our local Catholic paper and I hope it will make you smile. The article discussed the large numbers of people attending Holy Week and Easter services this year.
“Wynnum parish priest Capuchin Father John Spiteri was “absolutely delighted” by the parish response to Easter, particularly as regards Confession.
“As many as 50 people attended Mass every day during Holy Week and this kept building, plus myself and another priest were flat out hearing Confessions especially on Holy Saturday morning from 10 till 12.30pm,” he said. “
If you hear them they will come.
This isn’t rocket science, friends.
Fathers! Hear confessions!
Getting into the box could be the most powerful contribution you can make to promote the New Evangelization.