Marathon Confession Session in Troy

Got something that's been bothering you?   Today might be a good day to get it off your chest.

With Holy Week on the horizon, Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese will join priests from Troy, Wynantskill, and the surrounding area at Sacred Heart in Troy to hear confession for 24 hours straight.

Known as "24 Hours for the Lord," the initiative has been promoted by Pope Francis as a way to make the sacrament more readily available to Catholics worldwide.  Traditionally, Catholics celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the Lenten or Easter season.

"Don't be afraid," Scharfenberger said.  "The confessor is the person who is there to accompany you, not to point a finger in judgment."

Confessions will be heard through 9:30 tomorrow (Sat) morning.

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