All-powerful God, by the suffering and death of your Son, strengthen and protect us in our weakness. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Why not begin Holy Week with absolution. Here in New
York this day is a day of reconciliation. To begin this holiest of weeks with a clean soul and a lighter heart gives so much more meaning to the events to follow. I better unites us to Christ and His Passion.
Speaking as someone who should just set up a cot in the confessional and hang there I can tell you the comfort and love I find in this sacrament is enough reason to love our faith.