The Diocese of Achonry is hosting ‘24 Hours for the Lord’ from Friday 11 March to the Vigil Masses on Saturday 12 March in most parishes in the diocese. Confessions will be on offer in parishes during this time. On Sunday 13 March parishes are invited to go on Pilgrimage to The Holy Door in the Cathedral of The Annunciation and Saint Nathy in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon.
The four cluster areas of the diocese are assigned an hour each from 3.00pm to 7.00pm. Confessions will also be available then. Ten “Stations” have been identified in the cathedral and a booklet accompanying these will be available. Pilgrims will be invited to pray these Stations.
‘24 Hours for the Lord’ was offered to the faithful by Pope Francis to help provide special opportunities for prayer and the Sacrament of Confession (Reconciliation) during Lent. This year’s ‘24 Hours for the Lord’ initiative takes place in the context of the Jubilee Year of Mercy which Pope Francis has called the universal Church to celebrate and it runs from 8 December 2015 until 20 November, the Feast of Christ the King.
For more information on ’24 Hours for the Lord’ in the Diocese of Achonry please see their website www.achonrydiocese.org/