e-News Report   Week of May 14, 2016
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Silent Day-Retreat

There will be a silent day-retreat in the "Take Time for God" series on May 28 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Life Institute.

It will take place in Saint Paul d’Abbotsford, Quebec, about an hour and 40 minutes from the Burlington area. Car-pooling is organized and leaving Winooski at 8 a.m. and returning about 9 p.m.

The $30 fee includes lunch, supper and refreshments.

News Round-up

On Penance

… The Sacrament of the Sick is underappreciated, but the Sacrament of Penance is actively disliked. The reason for this is easy to diagnose: Pride (a sin in itself) keeps sinners from confessing their sins in detail. Mind you, we don’t mind a generic admission that we are “sinners just like everyone else.” But the specifics of our sinfulness, the things, the frequency, the intractability and the failure of effort — these are embarrassing because they reveal a second problem, our lack of motivation!