[quote="gloria97000, post:7, topic:183222"]
I thought one of our church's approaches to Confession was pretty neat. The sacrament was readily available upon request, and was easily requested, with priests readily available and open to hearing confessions, etc. Then, for Holy Week, at least one priest was available after every Liturgy to hear confessions, all week long. The schedule was announced from the altar, printed in the bulletin, and - get this - mailed directly to our homes! It really was like receiving an engraved invitation to the sacrament :)! And it was quite natural for people of all ages to seek absolution and forgiveness. Maybe sending invitations really is the way to go :) ?
I think that any opportunity that is announced is a good thing. Most people that I know will not even think about penance unless it's announced. The great thing in my area is that one of the churches holds it every day of the week! I realized that every parish is not capable of this, but it would be nice to see a stronger effort in placing confession back on people's front burners.