03/13/2016 Pastor’s Message

March 21st, 2016 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive 2016

From the Desk of Fr. Dennis


The Sin of the Century 


For this reason conscience, to a great extent, constitutes the basis of [the human person’s] interior dignity and, at the same time, of his relationship with God…When the conscience is weakened the sense of God is also obscured, and, as a result, with the loss of this decisive inner point of reference, the sense of sin is lost.  This explains why my predecessor Pius XII one day declared, in words that have almost become proverbial, ‘the sin of the century is the loss of the sense of sin.’

– St. John Paul II, 1984


We can ask ourselves:  Have I let my sense of sin erode?  Has my Lent been an honest assessment of my profound need for God and His infinite Mercy?


Good news!  There are still opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation:

– Monday, March 14 and 21 6-7 pm in the Church

– Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church in Southbury, communal celebration

(With individual confessions)

– Wednesday March 23 6-8 pm in the Church

– Saturday March 19 3:30-4:00 pm in the Church

[No Confessions will be heard on Holy Saturday, March 26]


Come and avail yourself of the Sacrament.  God is waiting to shower His Mercy on you.


Yours in the Merciful One,


Reverend Dennis J. Vincenzo

Comments are closed.

Weekly Bulletin | Ministry Schedule | Today's Readings | Archdiocese of Hartford

© 2016 St John of the Cross Church