Welcome! Our doors are open and the light is on.
The Light is ON
In Lent 2018, parishes of the Diocese of Broken Bay will be open during Lent for prayer and Reconciliation on:
Fridays 7.00pm – 8.00pm
(Feb 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23)
“Light is a wonderful symbol of faith and the love of God, who breaks into our darkness to bring healing and peace. This light of God’s mercy is always available, in particular through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This Lent, you are invited to come to experience the healing that being forgiven brings.”
– Bishop Peter Comensoli
The Light is On is an initiative where Catholic churches are open for quiet prayer and Reconciliation on certain evenings during Lent.
In 2018, Lent commences on Ash Wednesday 14 February.
In our parish, Sacred Heart Church will be open on Fridays of Lent and you are invited to make a space to spend this time with God and to allow God’s light to enter the circumstances of your life in a new way this Lent.
Want to make things right? Now is the time.
Experience God’s light and peace in your life this Lent.
Lent is the season where we prepare ourselves to renew and restore our relationship with Jesus and the Church as we prepare to celebrate Easter. You are warmly invited to join in prayer at our parishes during Lent.
When ready, you may consider participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. To help prepare yourself to receive the joy of God’s mercy, explore information here to help you feel more confident and ready, including a Guide to Reconciliation.
For many of us the Sacrament of Reconciliation can be scary and even embarrassing. We may be too nervous or consider ourselves unforgiveable. Yet with confidence Pope Francis reminds us:
“How many times in my pastoral ministry have I heard it said, ‘Father, I have many sins,’ and I have always pleaded, ‘Don’t be afraid; go to him; he is waiting for you; he will take care of everything.’ We hear many offers from the world around us, but let us take up God’s offer instead: his is a caress of love.”
– Pope Francis, Homily, Basilica of St. John Lateran, Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7, 2013.