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The retreat is a joint effort between the diocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis and the Knights of Divine Mercy men’s apostolate.
The two-day retreat began with Mass and a pizza dinner for early arrivals.
Confession and Eucharistic Adoration
Fr. John Sasse, pastor of St. Clement Parish in Lancaster, gave an opening talk on the Sacrament of Reconciliation before that sacrament was made available to retreat attendees.
Father Sasse spoke on the importance of confessing venial, or less serious, sins, along with mortal sins.
“Venial sin blocks the action of grace in my soul,” he said. “If I’m confessing venial sins on a regular basis, I’m going to be much more open and responsive to actual graces that the Holy Spirit has given me along the way.”
Alas, overtime prevented my attendance.