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Penance Services

The following is a list of Penance services scheduled across the diocese. Some churches have several different times listed for each day. This schedule will be updated periodically through December. If your church is not listed, contact your church parish office for dates and times.

Central Deanery
Wednesday, Nov. 20
6:00 p.m. -- Mary Mother of Jesus Church, Woodworth

Wednesday, Dec. 4
6:10 p.m. -- Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Pineville

Friday, Dec. 6
6:00 p.m. -- Sts. Francis and Anne Church, Kolin

Wednesday, Dec. 18
5:30 p.m. -- St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Alexandria
6:30 p.m. -- Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Alexandria

Tuesday, Dec. 24
11:00 a.m. -- St. Juliana Church, Alexandria (confessions)

Avoyelles Deanery

Saturday, Dec. 7
3:00 p.m. -- Church of the Little Flower, Evergreen

Sunday, Dec. 8
7:30 a.m. -- St. Charles Chapel, Goudeau
9:00 a.m. -- Church of the Little Flower, Evergreen

Monday, Dec. 16
5:30 p.m. -- St. Joseph Church, Marksville (after 5:00 p.m. Mass)

Natchitoches Deanery

Wednesday, Dec. 18
5:00 p.m. -- Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Winnfield

Eastern Deanery

Before celebrating the Sacrament of Penance, one should prepare oneself with an examination of conscience, reflecting prayerfully on one’s thoughts, words, and deeds in order to identify any sins. There are various types of examinations of conscience but regardless of which one you use to prepare yourself for the Sacrament, it should be rooted in Scripture.
Visit the USCCB's website section for Examinations of Conscience to help you prepare for the Sacrament.