Corrected Edition! Apologies for misrepresenting the day of the Penance Service in the previous version.
Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church has scheduled a Penance Service at 3:30pm on Tuesday, 19 December 2017. The Catholic Liturgical Library explains as follows: “Penitential services are gatherings of the people of God to hear God’s word as an invitation to conversion and renewal of life and as the message of our liberation from sin through Christ’s death and resurrection . . . Penitential services, moreover, are very useful in places where no priest is available to give sacramental absolution. They offer help in reaching that perfect contrition that comes from charity and that enables the faithful to receive God’s grace through a desire for the sacrament of penance in the future.”