First Penance – Our Lady of Purgatory

On Saturday, February 27, the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light had the great joy of celebrating the Mystery of Penance with the children participating in our Catechesis program at Our Lady of Purgatory, New Bedford. These children will be making their First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 1st, the Feast of Our Lady of Lebanon.  Father Fadi Rouhana, parish administrator, offered the Mystery of Penance, and Sr. Therese Maria, catechist, prepared the children. 

It is most fitting during this Jubilee Year of Mercy to experience the outpouring of the Father’s tender love and mercy in the Mystery of Penance.   Pope Francis urges us, “Go…..And Jesus, (will be) there, and Jesus is better than the priests - Jesus receives you. He will receive you with so much love! Be courageous, and go to confession… When I go to confession, it’s for healing: healing the soul, healing the heart because of something that I did to make it unwell.”