There will be no afternoon devotions and confessions next Sunday, 9th December.
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Every one of us has this inbuilt desire for happiness; it is part of human nature - that happiness comes in the end from being loved. That is what every one of us, every human being wants, to be unconditionally loved, to know that there is someone who loves me, someone I can give myself to without any fear or doubt, someone into whose hands I can put myself because that person loves me, they care for me, because no one in the world is more important to them than me. Our hearts, our souls, cry out for this love. And when it is missed, when we don't recognise it or can't or won't see it, a huge void opens up inside us - an emptiness which we are driven to fill at all costs....
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The sacrament of reconciliation is above all an act of God's love, a personal moment lived in the relationship of love with God.
Like the Church, each of her members, is always in need of purification and, following the path of penance and renewal, seeks with a contrite heart to grow in love of Christ.
Visit Confession page, to find out more about the elements of a good confession and when and how to make your confession at St Joseph's.