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Experience the healing grace of God’s mercy.

‘The Light is On For You’ is an initiative of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington and the Diocese of Arlington where Catholic churches across the D.C. metro area are open for quiet prayer and Confession throughout Lent.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, parish schedules may change on a daily basis. Contact your local parish for the latest information on how to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Additionally, COVID-19 safety precautions are being observed in our parishes at all times, including when participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and attending Mass.

“The Church must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel.”   –Pope Francis, (The Joy of the Gospel, 114)

Why go?

Lent is the perfect time to renew and restore your relationship with Jesus and with the Church as we prepare to celebrate Easter.


What do I do?

We’ll walk you through the process of Confession so that you feel confident and ready.

Parish Finder

Click here to search for a parish near you in The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington (the District of Columbia and surrounding Maryland counties).

Click here to search for a parish near you in the Diocese of Arlington (the northern Virginia area).

“Don’t be afraid; go to Him!”

You don’t have to be embarrassed or nervous about your sins! The Lord’s love is infinite and he is waiting to shower you with his mercy.