'24 Hours for the Lord'

March 9-10, 2018

"There Is Forgiveness With You" Pastoral Guide

Pope Francis invites parishes and individuals around the world to focus on God’s mercy and the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation by joining in an initiative called “24 Hours for the Lord.” The suggested dates for 2018 are March 9-10. 

Our Sunday Visitor is pleased to partner with the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization once again to offer a free pastoral guide, in the form of a downloadable PDF, to help you or your parish celebrate the “24 Hours for the Lord.”  The guide is designed to open users to the grace and mercy God offers through prayer, sacrament, and the examples of others.  

Also, other OSV products are available to help your parish most effectively experience the merciful love of the Father this Lent and beyond. Find suggestions below.

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About the free guide

This free guide is meant to offer some suggestions for Catholics who would like to prepare themselves for the observance of “24 Hours for the Lord” and to experience the greatest possible fruitfulness during this special time. The suggestions here can, of course, be adapted according to local needs and practices.

In the guide you'll find answers to questions like: Why should I go to confession? and, What happens after I confess? Read reflections on living with pain, as well as on the faith of Blessed Chiara "Luce" Badano and Servant of God Jacques Feach. In addition, you'll find two plans for lectio divina, suggestions for examining your conscience, and basics of how to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.

Also prepare with these books, pamphlets, and resources


Mother of Mercy App!

Our Sunday Visitor’s 365 Days with Mary app is designed to accompany you on a year-long spiritual journey to draw closer to Christ with the help of our Blessed Mother. The Rosary, Marian reflections and other prayers in this free app will support you along the way.


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