"Peace be with you!" With these words, the Risen Lord greeted his frightened Apostles in the Upper Room on the day of his Resurrection. Christ repeated the words, "Peace be with you." Then he added, "Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them." (Jn 20:19-23) What an extraordinary gift-the gift of divine forgiveness!
This year, prepare for Easter by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. During Lent, every Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Hartford will be open on Mondays for Lenten Confessions.