An important aspect of preparing for Christmas for many people is the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Opportunities to celebrate this sacrament may be limited this year, particularly for people who are keeping safe at home.

Those who cannot celebrate the sacrament at this time, or indeed those who will celebrate it in the near future and would like to spiritually prepare for it, are invited to join Bishop Denis in a live-streamed Prayer Service for an ‘Act of Perfect Contrition’ from Carlow Cathedral this Thursday, December 17, at 8pm.

In the words of Pope Francis “God’s name is Mercy” and all who ask God’s forgiveness sincerely can be assured of that forgiveness and mercy as they await celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Click here to access the livestream