Day of Confessions

What is Reconciliation? What is Confession? What is Penance?

Approximately 40,000 people have had their confessions heard during the last four annual Day of Confessions at Catholic churches across southwestern Ontario.

Why the Focus on Confession? People use Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and blogs to tell their family, friends and even complete strangers details about their personal lives. Yet they seem reluctant to talk to God about what they did. This is the fourth year of the Diocese of London’s initiative to encourage Catholics to come back to Confession this Lent.

What is Lent? Lent is the 40-day penitential period before Easter and is a time when Catholics place an extra focus on God’s mercy and forgiveness.


Bishop Fabbro's Suggestions for Implementation of the Day of Confession

Penance and Reconciliation: Reconciled to Right Relationship, Called to Heal and Restore (PDF)

Article: During Lent, pope offers handy tips for preparing for confession

Article: Why do catholics go to confession?

Article: Confession: celebration of mercy, not trial before prosecution

Questions and Answers about Confession (PDF)

God's Gift of Forgiveness (PDF)

How to Have a Good Confession Brochure 
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Examinations of Conscience


Other Resources for Parishes and Schools

Confession Flyers: Instructions for adding Confession times

The easiest way to add Confession times is to print out the flyer and write them by hand.

If you want to print Confession times on the flyer from your printer, follow these steps:

1. Print out a copy of the flyer
2. Reinsert the flyer in your printer so you can print on it
3. In a blank Word document, create a text box with times in the same area as the blank space on the poster
4. Print the document on the already printed flyer 

Day of Confessions Flyer (generic)

Celebrating Reconciliation and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at the same time

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Homilies for Lent
1st Sunday, 2nd Sunday, 3rd Sunday, 4th Sunday, 5th Sunday