Study: When was the last time you went to Confession?
Pray: Ask the Lord for the guidance and strength to make an examination of conscience
Serve: Is there anything in my life that is keeping me from genuninely helping others?
This homily was given at a communal penance service at the Cathedral on December 13, 2014 prior to the opportunity for individual confessions. The theme “Taking out the Trash” was used to convey that just as we need to remove the garbage from the kitchen (before it starts to stink), we also need to look into our hearts and remove what does not belong. The encounter with grace offers us the courage to look honestly and trust that the Lord will give us the strength we need to turn to him and experience his mercy, forgiveness, and love.