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Advent Penance Service

Advent Penance Service means a grand tour of Pinal County West Vicariate, great dinner served in the company of my brother priests and a huge relief from the cycle of office work and parish administration. After over a week of rounds, it’s time to host dinner for my brother priests at Shope’s residence.

What drives us to the church for confession can probably be summed up in two: first, we come to God because we are sinners and we will always be. Tired of our sinfulness, we feel the need of forgiveness reinforced by our deep faith in a God who’s always ready to embrace us through his church without which, I can’t imagine anyone walking to the church this evening.  

This year at St. James, the service was very simple. There was no music which I thought was classic. It began with a procession, followed by the greetings, Confiteor, reading of the Gospel, short homily, introduction of priest’s confessors and confession. It all starts with a heart contrite and I cannot be more than happy with tonight’s turn out. Amen.

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A Filipino Catholic Priest, born and raised in Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines, ordained for the Diocese of Tucson, AZ, eleven years in ministry and counting, Pastor of St. Christopher Catholic Parish, Marana, AZ.

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