Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Silent Day of Prayer
The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Experiencing Mercy from God and from ourselves
Msgr. John Steiner
Confession has not always felt like an inviting sacrament to many Catholics -- our lives and our fears made pious by “three Our Fathers and three Hail Marys.” The Year of Mercy is an opportunity to rethink our mixed up consciences. Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy links our life choices to the flow of time, the mystery of human decisions and grace. The Sacrament is an encounter with Christ, and encounter with the mystery of our freedom, and our praise of God in the face of sin, weakness and failure. Choose Life! Choose Mercy!
The Silent Day of Prayer begins with the Rosary, and includes the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass, two conferences, lunch and concludes with Adoration. Cost is $38 per person ($48 with the use of a private room for the day.)
Msgr. John Steiner, retired, was ordained to the priesthood April 12, 1969. His service as a priest has been a wide mix of both diocesan administration as well as parish ministry. He taught at the diocese’s high school seminary, earned degrees in liturgy and counseling, and has been Director of Liturgy, Chancellor, co-Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the diocese. He was invested as a monsignor in 1997.