Corona Virus Update

Click to See Message from Fr. Kevin on March 30th

Confessions Scheduled for March 23 & 24 Canceled

Having listened to Governor Hogan this morning, and out of concern for the health and well-being of our parishioners and priests, we find it necessary to suspend confessions that were to take place at St. Joseph’s today (3/23) and tomorrow (3/24). We are awaiting further guidance regarding the safe celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In the meantime, Fr. Kevin reminded us of the following direction recently offered by Pope Francis:

“Do what the Catechism says. It is very clear: If you cannot find a priest to confess to, speak directly with God, your Father, and tell him the truth. Say, ‘Lord, I did this, this, this. Forgive me,’ and ask for pardon with all your heart. Make an act of contrition [‘Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’] and promise God ‘I will go to confession afterward, but forgive me now.’ And immediately you will return to a state of grace with God.”

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