Dec 16, 2014

An invitation to Reconciliation

Pope Francis in February 2014, speaking to pilgrims:


"Everyone say to himself: ‘When was the last time I went to confession?’

And if it has been a long time, don’t lose another day!

Go, the priest will be good. And Jesus, (will be) there, and Jesus is better than the priests - Jesus receives you. He will receive you with so much love!

Be courageous, and go to confession,”

A special message from Bishop Brendan to us all this Advent:


Now we are heading towards Christmas. It is a time to prepare well in every way so I encourage you to take this time of grace to make a good confession.


Apart from the usual parish penitential services and times of confession,  I am pleased  to let you know that confessions will be available


  • St. John’s Cathedral, Wednesday, 24th December 10.30am to 1.00pm


  • Kilmallock Church, Saturday, 20th December from 10.00am to 4.00pm


  • Newcastle West Church, Saturday, 20th December  from 10.30am until 4.30pm


  • Redemptorists, Mount St. Alphonsus, South Circular Road: Monday, 22nd December, 11.00am to 12.30pm and 3.00pm to 5.00pm in Monastery, Tuesday, 23rd December, after 10.00am Mass to 7.15pm in Church, Wednesday, 24th December, after 10.00am Mass to 8.00pm in Church


  • Augustinians, O’Connell Street: Saturday, 20th December, 10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday, 22nd, Tuesday, 23rd, Wednesday, 24th December, 10.00am to 4.00pm each day.