“My sweetest joy is to be in the presence of Jesus in the holy sacrament. I beg that when obliged to withdraw in body, I may leave my heart before the holy sacrament.”
— St. Katharine Drexel
To help the faithful observe Lent in the Diocese of Wilmington, this year’s annual Lenten Journey will focus on the Eucharist. Join us each day and take a moment to ponder the Body and Blood of Christ with thoughts from saints and scholars.
Naturally, receiving the Eucharist goes hand in hand with the sacrament of Reconciliation. Reconciliation Monday in the Diocese of Wilmington will take place April 3 from 3-8 p.m. at all 56 parish churches in the diocese.
“Part of the greatest preparation we can make to receive Christ’s body and blood worthily and fruitfully is to experience his forgiveness and healing in confession. … It is by going to confession that we are welcomed back into communion and rendered capable of receiving eucharistic Communion in truth.” — Dominican Father Thomas Aquinas Pickett
[Catholics across Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore to participate in second annual Reconciliation Monday on April 3]
For resources on how to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and a basic explanation of the Sacrament:
Resources for individuals wishing to receive the sacrament:
A step-by-step guide to Reconciliation from the USCCB: