We will use the formula prayed by John Paul II at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi on March 12, 2000, where, in the presence of religious leaders of many different denominations and traditions, he confessed and sought forgiveness of God for the following:
1. Sins in General.
2. Sins Committed in the Service of Truth.
3. Sins Which Have Harmed the Unity of the Body of Christ.
4. Sins Against the People of Israel.
5. Sins Committed in Actions Against Love, Peace, the Rights of Peoples and Respect for Cultures and Religions.
6. Sins Against the Dignity of Women and the Unity of the Human Race.
7. Sins in Relation to the Fundamental Rights of the Person.
Our Christmas Mass schedule is Monday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 25, at 12:01 a.m. (Midnight Mass), 10 a.m., and noon.
Msgr. P. Edward Sadie, Pastor
Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral Basilica