I was looking up something on the web site of a very big parish.
One thing I thought was interesting on the web page is that it seats 1400 has over 500 families registered and offers reconciliation for a total of 30 minutes each week. What’s wrong with this picture?
Few Catholics at any parish I attend decline to receive communion and most parishes have little time allotted to hearing confessions.
Are we being short-changed on this sacrament? Having it offered once a week and for such a short time does not encourage frequent confession that’s for sure.
A parish I belonged to in Southern Arizona a few years ago offered it 30 minutes before every Mass, every day and it was never hurried.
I read in a bio of John Paul II that when he was a priest he would take as long as an hour if people needed it for confession.