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Diocese of Brooklyn Churches Open for Confession on Reconciliation Monday

A confessional as seen at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Brooklyn. Priests are available to hear confessions for Reconciliation Monday, April 3, throughout New York City.

By The Tablet Staff

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Bishop Robert Brennan in partnership with Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York and Bishop John Barres of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, invites Catholics to confession on Reconciliation Monday, which will be held this year on Monday, April 3.

“Reconciliation Monday is an opportunity to experience the healing power of our Lord. The call to reconciliation before Easter is a powerful one, as we come before the Lord to ask for His mercy and His peace. I encourage many to take the time to confess their sins, so they can prepare for our Lord’s Resurrection free of burdens,” Bishop Brennan said.

Churches in the two dioceses and the archdiocese will be open for Catholics to receive the sacrament of reconciliation in advance of Easter.

Every church within the Diocese of Brooklyn will have a priest available for walk-in confessions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The scheduled times are the same in the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Reconciliation Monday allows the faithful an opportunity to confess their sins in anonymity, as they can go to a parish different from their own.

To find a parish near you in Brooklyn or Queens, visit dioceseofbrooklyn.org.