Beyond The Beacon

44: Confession. What's the big deal? Do I really need to go?

February 23, 2024 Diocese Of Paterson Season 1 Episode 44
Beyond The Beacon
44: Confession. What's the big deal? Do I really need to go?
Show Notes

Lent -- and any time, really -- is an opportunity for us to consider the sacrament of reconciliation. Not only does penance free us from our sins, but it also challenges us to have the same kind of compassion and forgiveness for those who sin against us. 

All are invited to celebrate the gift of forgiveness in the sacrament of reconciliation (confession) at any church in the Diocese of Paterson on Mondays during Lent from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This opportunity for confession is available as part of our Welcome Home to Healing initiative.

For this episode of Beyond the Beacon, Father Jared Brogan joins Bishop Kevin Sweeney and Jai Agnish to discuss the significance of going to confession and more.

Father Jared is the director of the Office of Divine Worship and Master of Ceremonies for the Diocese of Paterson. He was ordained a priest of the Paterson Diocese in 2011 by Bishop Arthur Serratelli. Father Jared has ministered in various capacities throughout his priesthood, including as pastor of St. Catherine of Siena in Mountain Lakes. He served as an assistant vocation director and has been on diocesan committees, the Presbyteral Council, and the College of Consultors for several terms. He is also an adjunct professor at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology (Seton Hall University) and assists at various parishes on the weekends.

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Learn more about opportunities for the sacrament reconciliation offered every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. during Lent at all of our parishes here.

Learn about the upcoming discernment retreat here.

Listen to episode 40 of Beyond The Beacon entitled, "A vocation discernment retreat can offer the way forward."

Learn more about the Cabrini movie premiere here.

Produced by Jai Agnish and Bishop Kevin Sweeney for the Diocese of Paterson. Production assistance from Cecile Pagliarulo.
Engineered and edited by Jai Agnish.
Illustrations by Dennis Dalelio.
Music by Jai Agnish.

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