“The Lord is kind and merciful” ~ Psalm 103. It had been 30 years since my last Confession. I knew I needed to return to Confession but I was afraid. Where would I start? It had been so long. But because I was also attending Mass and receiving the Eucharist I knew I needed to make a decision soon. I knew it was wrong to continue to receive the Eucharist after being away from Confession for so long. I was searching for the right opportunity but my fear of going back to the sacrament was very strong.
Through an act of providence, I believe, I was invited to join a group of Catholics from various parishes in Rochester to travel to Irene, South Dakota….