We welcome the Friars from the Franciscan Community in Ennis who will lead our Reconciliation Service in Ss. John and Paul’s Church, Shannon on Tuesday evening Dec 19th at 7.00pm. With Christmas on our door step, we are invited to pause and reflect on our life journey. Most of us are aware of being less than perfect, of doing things we later regret. If we hang on to our regrets and guilt it may cripple us and make us unable to reach out in love to God, ourselves and others. The sacrament of Reconciliation is a means of renewal, putting the past behind us and starting afresh. May Christ be our light as we approach this great season of grace and hope. May he be born again in our hearts cleansed of sin and may he find warmth and welcome when he comes.