Catholics throughout Queens invited to participate in Reconciliation Monday

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Catholics throughout Queens are invited to go to church today in honor of Reconciliation Monday, to usher in the Holy Week leading up to Easter. 

Bishop Robert Brennan, of Brooklyn Queens Diocese, announced that most parishes will have a priest available to hear confessions from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. Bishop Brennan feels that Reconciliation Monday is an opportunity for Catholics to forge a closer bond with the Lord. “As we seek to grow closer to the Lord, let us ask our all-loving and merciful God to forgive us of our sins. Let us prepare ourselves to celebrate Easter with a clean heart, free of the burden of our sins,” he said.

The goal of Reconciliation Monday is for Catholics to prepare for Easter through repentance. In Catholicism and Christianity, Easter is a significant religious event that recognizes the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Holy week is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, a period of reflection on the life of Jesus Christ. 

There are around 100 parishes located throughout Queens that residents can go to. To find a parish in your neighborhood click here