Throughout the season of Lent parishes within the Diocese of Youngstown are celebrating special evenings of reconciliation entitled The Light is On for You. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) will be available over the coming weeks at individual parishes or through a combined effort of parishes joining together to celebrate a Lenten Communal Reconciliation Service.

These services provide an opportunity for all parishioners to embrace and live God’s mercy and love more completely through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Pope Francis has said that all people of faith should be ever mindful of God’s mercy in their lives and that, in turn, all should show and offer that same mercy to one another through the gift of reconciliation.

The Light is On for You coincides with the Season of Lent which urges Catholics to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) as part of their Lenten journey in preparation for Easter.  All parishioners are encouraged to participate in these special events at their parish or at a neighboring parish.  A listing of Reconciliation services by county is provided below.

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Ashtabula County

Our Lady of Peace Parish, Ashtabula (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church)
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Tuesdays: March 21, 28 & April 5: 5:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Holy Week:
Tuesday (April 12): 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday (April 13): 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.; 12:00n – 12:30 p.m.; 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday (April 14): 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. & 12:00n – 12:30 p.m.

St. Joseph Parish, Jefferson
Saturdays: 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

St. Andrew, Sheffield
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. & 10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Geneva
Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart Parish, Rock Creek
Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00n

St. Mary Parish, Orwell
Wednesdays: 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.

Corpus Christi Parish, Conneaut
Fridays: 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 3:30 p.m.
Sundays: 10:00 a.m.
Holy Week:
Tuesday (April 12): 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday (April 13): 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Victory Parish, Andover and Saint Patrick Parish, Kinsman
By Appointment.

Columbiana County

Communal Reconciliation Services
Sunday, March 27: 3:00 p.m. at Saint Paul Church, Salem
Wednesday, March 30: 6:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, East Liverpool
Sunday, April 3: 11:30 a.m. at Saint John Church, Summitville

Mahoning County

Communal Reconciliation Services
Monday, March 21: 7:00 p.m. at Saint Michael Church, Canfield
Tuesday, March 22: 7:00 p.m. at Saint Joseph Church, Austintown
Thursday, March 24: 7:00 p.m. at Saint James Church, North Jackson


Portage County

Communal Reconciliation Services
Thursday, March 31: 7:00 p.m. at Saint Joan of Arc Church, Streetsboro
Thursday, April 7: 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Ravenna



Stark County

Communal Reconciliation Services
Tuesday, March 29: 6:30 p.m. at Saint Louisville Parish, Louisville
Monday, April 4: 6:30 p.m. at Holy Family Parish (St. Clement Site), Navarre-Brewster
Tuesday, April 5: 6:30 p.m. at Ss. Philip & James Church, Canal Fulton
Wednesday, April 6: 1:00 p.m. at Saint Mary Church, Massillon
Thursday, April 7: 1:00 p.m. at Saint Joseph Church, Massillon
Thursday, April 7: 6:30 p.m. at Regina Coeli, Alliance
Friday, April 8: 6:30 p.m. at Saint Barbara Church, Massillon


Trumbull County

Communal Reconciliation Services
Sunday, March 27: 2:00 p.m. at Saint Stephen Church, Niles
Tuesday, April 5: 7:00 p.m. at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, Vienna