From a reader:
Since you like to hear of such things…my wife and I are “reverts”.
For about a year now. Last year we made a pact to not miss mass for all of advent, which started us down the path to such things as reading your blog, actually learning about our faith, and my wife wearing a veil. We unknowingly made that pact on the start of the Year of Faith without realizing it until a few weeks ago.
Anyway, we went to confession last Saturday at our fairly large church. We showed up 7 minutes after Saturday afternoon confessions started and there were, no fooling, 37 people in front of us. When we left the church (30 minutes later, with 30 minutes left for confessions) there were 13 people in line. There were four priests hearing confessions.
I groaned when we walked in and saw the line and my wife said, “But that’s a good thing!”
Ages ranged from what looked like 10 to 60, with the average age being pretty young.
We’ve been going to confessions fairly regularly and it’s one of the largest crowds we’ve seen. Evidently this whole confession thing might be getting popular.
I remind the readership of #3 in my 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession.
GO TO CONFESSION!