The Light is On For You 2021
‘The Light is On For You’ is an initiative of the Archdiocese of Washington and the Diocese of Arlington where Catholic churches across the United States are open for quiet prayer and Confession throughout Lent.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, parish schedules may change on a daily basis. Contact your local parish for the latest information on how to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Additionally, COVID-19 safety precautions are being observed in our parishes at all times, including when participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and attending Mass.
By participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, whether our first time in days, weeks, months or years, we are experiencing God’s individual and unwavering love for us, and one of the true graces made available to us by our Catholic faith. God loves us just the way we are, but he loves us too much to leave us that way. When we return to the Church for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Jesus rejoices like the father in the Parable of the Prodigal Son. It is never "too late" to return to Jesus and ask for forgiveness. Imagine how joyful you will feel upon confessing your sins, big or small!
Our parishes offer ongoing confession schedules throughout the year. Click the button below to find a parish near you!
The most reliable way to confirm that a parish will be open is to give them a call. Given the number of priests and the current collaborative situation at many parishes, it may not be possible that each parish offer this particular schedule.
- How to Make a Good Confession by Syracuse Catholic Television
- Pope Francis: Don't be afraid or ashamed to go to confession (via CNS)
- Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible
- Examinations of Conscience (USCCB)