"The Sacrament of Reconciliation calls us back to God and
embraces us with his infinite mercy & joy." - Pope Francis
The season of Advent is a time of preparation for the celebration of Our Lord's birth. It is a time to celebrate the way in which the Lord comes into our lives every day, and it is a time to look forward in hope to the second coming of Jesus in his glory. Advent, like Lent, is also a time of heightened prayer, penance, and preparation so that we may be truly ready for the Lord's coming. It is why, each Advent, parishes across the Diocese of Portland offer the Light is On, additional opportunities to receive the grace of the sacrament of reconciliation. Through the sacrament, we experience God's mercy, our sins are forgiven, and we are healed.
The Light is On will be held the third week of Advent, December 12 - December 16, 2022. You will find times listed by county below, or you will find a listing by county here.
Before participating in the sacrament of reconciliation, it may be useful to reflect upon your thoughts and actions. To assist you, the U.S. bishops put together “A Brief Examination of Conscience Based on the Ten Commandments."
Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, Oquossoc
St. John Church, 76 Main Street, Stratton - Wednesday, December 14, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
St. Luke Church, 9 Lake Street, Rangeley - Thursday, December 15, and Friday, Decembeer 16, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.