Confessions at the church

I have been hearing confessions, either on the driveway outside the church or in the seclusion of the parish centre, since I arrived in March 2020. At that time, it had been deemed unsafe to use the churches, and certainly the confessionals, because of the ongoing national health crisis. However, things have changed rather since mid-summer.

I do understand the argument for anonymity during confession. Having observed the practice of other parishes in the deanery, I am preparing to restore the confessional in church. When I do, there should be at least half an hour of confession time before every Sunday Mass and, if possible, before daily Masses.

Additionally, you may still call at the house, if you wish (preferably phoning ahead to make certain I am available).