Anybody know how this little t tradition came about? Every parish I’ve ever belonged to set Saturday afternoon as its regular confessions time. It almost makes me wonder if they are TRYING to discourage people from going to confession. Maybe singles or empty-nesters can pull this off, but for family people, Saturday afternoon is not much better than Tuesday afternoon.
Why not Saturday morning, right after morning mass?
A parish in my area used to offer Sunday night confessions at 9:00 pm. The line always went until 10! (Had much to do with the priest). Sadly, the practice died when he was transferred.
Why don’t more parishes try this? Schedule regular confession at a time when people can come that doesn’t cut their only full day off in half?