Soon-to-rise chapel to hear confessions 24/7
Don’t despair when you feel weary and heavy laden for you can soon find some rest 24/7 at a chapel the Archdiocese of Manila will be building inside the Our Lady of Guadalupe Minor Seminary on busy Epifanio de los Santos Avenue in Makati City.
Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula recently led the groundbreaking for the Divine Mercy Chapel which will be on the grounds of the high school seminary, the alma mater of some of the best diocesan priests in the country.
Church-run Radio Veritas quoted Advincula as saying that his leadership envisioned Divine Mercy Chapel as “a place where anytime a person can avail himself of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.”
“God has always been waiting for the preeminent moment when a person can feel, can do and can approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation,” he noted.
Meanwhile, the Manila Cathedral has opened various religious services, including the Sacrament of Confession, for this year’s Lenten season.
In a Facebook post last week, it said that it would now welcome Lenten pilgrimages to the cathedral.
Catholics may venerate the Relic of the True Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, pray at the Stations of the Cross outside the cathedral and visit the Adoration Chapel. Confessions will be made available from Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
While the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila welcomed the return of the Catholic faithful to churches to hear Masses amid the observance of Lenten season, it asked parishes and parishioners to continue to adhere to health protocols.
“We encourage our communities to continue the implementation of health protocols in our parish churches and venues for liturgical celebrations,” the archbishopric said in an advisory on Thursday.
It added, “We make sure that our faithful are convinced that they are safe in our churches.”
It also reminded “the necessity of our faithful to return to our Churches for the Sunday eucharist,” which should be explained in homilies.
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