Ours has confession once a month.
Not nearly enough time for the parish at only three hours.
I’m always amazed (not really) at how long the line for Communion is and how short the line for Confession is.
They lock the doors at my Church in the evening.
Unfortunately the Priest forgot to lock the doors a couple of weeks ago and the poor box got robbed, Torn right out of the wall.
We have confessions every Saturday and twice a week during lent. I would guess only 10% of the parisioners bother to go.
For Catholics who have a 9-5 job, it is very convenient to have noontime weekday confessions.
The one in Hartford always has a line of 20.
My own parish only offers it on Saturday. There is rarely a line.
Here are the times for Confession at our parish:
Reconciliation: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Saturday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sunday: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
We even have Confession during Sunday Mass, the priest only taking a break to help distribute Holy Communion. The amazing thing is that the lines for Confession are ALWAYS long. Build it, and they will come.
How about calling for disciplining Democrat Catholic politicians who believe in abortion and gay marriage?
As a priest who has two sizable parishes and a small financially struggling school, I offer Confession at one of the churches once a week and any time by appointment. I find it amusing that some folks think we padres are machines that are not supposed to get tired, wear out or burn out. In addition, if only, like St. Padre Pio, I could figure out how to bi-locate. All I ask, pray for many holy vocations to the priesthood.
We are blessed at our parish, a minor Basilica, to have a half hour of Confession before every Mass: two daily, and seven on the weekends. And there are almost always lines.
Confession twice a week here and sometimes they go far over the one hour the priest alots for them.
PS. The signs of a great church are twofold: Long Confession lines and Lots of vocations.
We can be thankful that our Great High Priest Jesus never closes His door to us...and is open and avaiable to us 24/7......He doesn’t have store hours.