Sunday, March 3, 2013

If you live here you really don't have an excuse for not going to Confession [Bumped]

Updated on March 26, 2013
[Originally posted August 22, 2008]
Two of this area's most prolific and respected bloggers, Adoro and Terry, coincidentally posted recently on difficulties in finding a place to go to Confession. Jeepers, you'd think with 230 parishes in our archdiocese, that should be no problem.

Well, the problem is that most parishes seem to make it available on Saturday afternoons between 3:00 and 5:00, before the Vigil Mass. In days of yore, the kids went to confession on Friday afternoons, I believe, and the grown ups lined up on Saturday mornings or during parish missions or Holy Week. Maybe the problem is that we don't see many lines any more so pastors aren't offering it more often.

But a major logistical problem with sin is that it just does not happen only on Friday nights. Sin is a 24/7 event, sadly, for most of us. Therefore, it is great when we can get dash on over to the morning Confessional line, encounter only a few ahead of us and get shriven of our sins so we can face the day with joy.

Therefor the Official Minnesota Catholic Directory (a two year old edition) was scoured for those parishes that offer Confession on a daily basis (bold type) or at other times than Saturday afternoons.

Tape this to your refrigerator along with the kids homework, your workout schedule or your weight loss stats. Isn't your spiritual health as important as other important parts of your life?

Anoka St. Stephen Thursdays 7:00 p.m.
Blaine St. Timothy Saturday 6:00 pm
Burnsville MMOTC Saturday 9-10 a.m.
Carver St. Nicholas Saturday 6-6:30 p.m.
Coon Rapids Epiphany After M-F Masses; 9-10:00 am Sat
Corcoran St. Thomas Sun: 7:30 a.m.; Thurs: 11:30 a.m.
Crystal St. Raphael Saturday: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Delano St. Joseph Thursday: After 8:30 a.m. Mass
Eagan St. John Neumann Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.
Edina Our Lady of Grace Saturday: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Edina St. Patrick Saturday: 1:00 p.m.
Excelsior John the Baptist Sunday: 7:30-7:50; 9:30-9:50
Faribault Divine Mercy Saturday: 8-8:30; 9-9:30;
Weds & Fri: 8:00 a.m.
Forest Lake St. Peter M-F: After 8:30 a.m. Mass
Ham Lake St. Paul Mon: 8:15 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Hastings St Elizabeth Seton M-F: 6:45 a.m.
Hopkins John the Evangelist Saturday: 8:45 a.m
Medina Holy Name Saturday: 8:30 a.m.
Minneapolis Holy Rosary Sun: 8:45-9:15; Sun: 10:30-11:00 (Spanish)
Minneapolis OL of Lourdes 30 min. before weekend Masses
Minneapolis St. Joseph Hien 30 minutes before all Masses
Minneapolis St Anthony/Padua Saturday: 7:45-8:15
Minneapolis St. Helena Saturday 2:45-3:15
Minneapolis St. Lawrence/Newman Saturday 9:30-10:00
Minneapolis St. Leonard Saturday: After 8:00 Mass
Minneapolis St. Olaf M-F after a.m. Mass;
TThSa after noon Mass
Northfield St. Dominic M-F: 4:45 p.m.
Norwood/YA Ascension 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Ramsey Katherine Drexel 30 minutes before all Masses
Robbinsdale Sacred Heart Tues-Sat: 7:30-7:50 am [change]
St. Anthony Charles Borromeo Sat: 8:30-9 am; Weds: 5:20 pm
St. Bonnie St. Boniface Tues-Weds: 7:45-8:00 a.m.
St. Louis Pk Holy Family Sunday: 8:00-8:50 a.m.
St. Paul
St. Paul
Holy Childhood
Sunday: 9:30-10:00 [new]
M-F: 11:30-11:55
St. Paul Bl. Sacrament Saturday: 2:30-3:30
St. Paul Cathedral M-F: 4:00-5:05 p.m. [change]
Lent 2010: March 20, Communal
March 29, 30, 31: 3-5 & 7-8:30 [new]

St. Paul Nativity M-F: 7:45 & 4:30
St. Paul St. Agnes Sat: 7:30-9:00 a.m.;
after Tuesday devotions
St. Paul St. Bernard Monday: after 8:15 Mass
St. Paul Francis de Sales Saturday: 2:30-3:30
St. Paul St. James Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.
St. Paul St. John Before every Mass
St. Paul St Louis M-F:6:30, 9:30; also 6:30; 9:30 & 11:30 Mon
6:45 & 11:30 Tues - Fri
Sat: 6:30, 11:30
except Holy Days & Holidays  [New]
St. Paul Thomas More Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul St. Matthew Tuesday: 7:15 a.m.
St. Paul St. Stanislaus Saturday: 2:30-3:00
St. Paul SVDP (Hmong)
Sunday: 8:00-8:45 a.m.

St Paul
St. Paul
UST, St Thomas Chapel
St. Andrew
John the Baptist
M-F 3:15 - 4:15 (NEW)
Sat: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (NEW)
Saturday: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Shakopee St. Mary 15 minutes before Masses
Shoreview St. Odilia Saturday: 9:00 a.m.
S. St. Paul St. Augustine Saturday: 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Stillwater St. Mary Saturday: 8:00 a.m.
Stillwater St. Michael M-F: 5:05-5:25 p.m.
Taylors Falls St. Joseph After all Masses
Victoria St. Victoria Saturday: 6:00 p.m.
Watertown Imm. Conception Friday: 7:00-7:30 a.m.
Waverly St. Mary Before daily Mass
W. St. Paul St. Joseph Saturday: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
W. St. Paul St. Michael Saturday: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
White Bear St. Mary/Lake Saturday: 9:00 a.m.

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