Have you been away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation for a long time? Do you feel that your sin is so great that God will not forgive you? Pope Francis has declared the Jubilee of Mercy “as a good opportunity to rediscover the value and beauty of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.” He has commissioned at least 1,000 Missionaries of Mercy “who may duly and validly absolve all sins including those reserve for the Apostolic See, until the end of the Jubilee of Mercy” (Nov. 20, 2016). Of these Missionaries of Mercy three are right here in the Archdiocese of Denver–Msgr. Anthony McDaid, pastor of Church of the Risen Christ; Father Paul Kostka, chaplain of Bishop Machebeuf High School; and Father John Ignatius, chaplain of the University of Denver. Please seek them out to receive mercy and forgiveness, to be reconciled with God and the Church through Christ.
In the meantime, here at St. Vincent’s we have a great opportunity to seek forgiveness during our Mission of Mercy: All Sinners are Welcome, Thursday, May 5, 5-7 p.m. There will be Divine Mercy prayers and litany before the Blessed Sacrament, reflection, benediction, and confession. Fr. Tim McKeown, from the Diocese of Savanah, will be here to offer mercy and forgiveness to all sinners, even those who feel that their sins are beyond forgiveness, or if they feel more comfortable going to someone they do not know very well. Fr. Doug Grandon will also be available to hear confessions.
If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 303-744-6119.