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The Sacrament of Penance Scheduled for Wednesday May 13

May 11, 2020

The Sacrament of Penance Scheduled for Wednesday May 13

Given such unusual circumstances, and wanting to maintain abundant caution, Bishop Brennan announced he has dispensed all the Catholic Faithful of the Diocese of Columbus from the obligation of the Easter Duty for this year.  He also announced he has given permission for the limited celebration of the Sacrament of Penance to begin.  

Our Parish will continue the limited celebration of the Sacrament of Penance

Father Sullivan will hear Confessions again on Wednesday May 13,
from 6 – 8 pm in the Saint Thomas Activity Center.

To ensure everyone’s safety, confessions will be heard by appointment only,  
scheduled in five-minute increments. 

How will it work?  What to expect:
Appointments will be scheduled in sequential order so as not to leave gaps of time between penitents.
You may request your appointment by calling (740) 453-3301, option 6.  Messages will be returned during business hours with your scheduled time.
You need not request your appointment by name, to maintain anonymity, but you must schedule an appointment.
Arrive no more than five minutes before your scheduled time, remaining in your automobile until your appointment.
The Knights of Columbus will be available outside at the Entrance and Exit so you will not have to touch door handles. 
You must wear a mask or some other facial covering.
Enter by way of the parking lot entrance labeled ENTER.
You and Father will be the only ones in the Activity Center. You will stand six feet away from Father’s back, who will be seated facing the altar.  In your regular speaking voice tell Father your sins.  This is not a time for a spiritual conversation.  Be brief and to the point.
Father will hear your confession, give you absolution and a penance which you can do at home.
Exit the Activity Center by way of the vestibule door labeled EXIT.
Return to your automobile and depart, not forgetting to complete your penance when you return home.

"How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all

madly in love with the same God."  -- Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church  •  144 N. 5th Street  •  Zanesville, OH 43701-3506  •  740-453-3301  •  parish@saintthomaszanesville.org
Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church  •  144 N. 5th Street  •  Zanesville, OH 43701-3506

740-453-3301  •  parish@saintthomaszanesville.org

Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

144 N. 5th Street  •  Zanesville, OH 43701-3506

740-453-3301

parish@saintthomaszanesville.org

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