New beginning sought through Festival of Forgiveness

By Catholic New World
Sunday, February 8, 2015

For Catholics around the world, Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Season of Lent. It is a time of new beginnings. This year, Lent offers us a unique opportunity to invite people to seek healing and participate in the Festival of Forgiveness. From noon on Feb. 27 until noon on Feb. 28, the Sacrament of Penance will be celebrated at for 24 hours. Parishes unable to stay open for 24 hours will be offering other opportunities as part of the Festival of Forgiveness. For more information, visit


St. Agatha, 3147 W. Douglas Blvd.

St. Agnes of Bohemia, 2651 S. Central Park Ave.

St. Ambrose, 1012 E. 47th St.

Blessed Sacrament, 3745 S. Paulina Ave.

St. Bruno, 4751 S. Harding Ave.

St. Christina, 11005 S. Homan Ave.

St. Clare of Montefalco, 5443 S. Washtenaw Ave.

St. Columbanus, 331 E. 71st St.

St. Daniel the Prophet, 5300 S. Natoma Ave.

St. Francis Borgia, 8033 W. Addison St.

Holy Family, 1080 W. Roosevelt Road

Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash Ave.

St. John Cantius, 825 N. Carpenter St.

Our Lady of the Snows, 4810 S. Leamington Ave.

Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, 6415 S. Woodlawn Ave.

St. Stanislaus Kostka, 1351 W. Evergreen Ave.


Queen of the Rosary, Elk Grove Village

Northwestern University, Sheil Catholic Center, Evanston

St. Catherine Laboure, Glenview

National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Libertyville

University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein

St. John Brebeuf, Niles

St. Norbert, Northbrook

St. John Vianney, Northlake

Incarnation, Palos Heights

St. Paul of the Cross, Park Ridge


  • lent
  • confession
  • festival of forgiveness

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