Prepare your soul to receive the boundless mercy of God.

Posted on March 22, 2018

Our Parish Lenten Mission will take place Saturday, March 24. This evening we welcome Fr. Mychajlo Bundz, priest at St.Volodymyr Church in Utica.NY. He will be having the homily on Saturday Liturgy at 5:00 pm and he will be able to hear our confessions at 4:15 pm before and after Divine Liturgy.
The Church teaches that every Catholic is to receive the Mysteries of Repentance and Eucharist at least once a year, during the Lenten/Easter season.The Church also encourages to have Repentance before holidays (Easter,Christmas,others).
Let us remember that Holy Confession is a spiritual cleansing and an inventory of our posture before Almighty God. Please prepare before confession using the booklet “Going to Confession?” which you can find near the bulletin.

What is repentance? Repentance is the act of turning from one’s sin and reorienting one’s entire life toward God. The aspects of repentance are three: contrition, confession, and satisfaction. Contrition is sorrow and perfect grief of the heart, which comes about in a person who, on account of the sins committed, disappointed God and transgressed His divine Law. Related to contrition is affliction, which is also a sorrow and imperfect grief of the heart, which comes about, not because a person disappointed God by his sins, but because that person was deprived of divine grace, lost Paradise, and gained hell.