Like Paul and Silas, there are those who would welcome an earthquake - something that could break the circumstances that have a hold on them.
For many, that freedom is found in the confessional.
We must not to allow sin to diminish or harm ourselves. As a confessor, I invite penitents to let the Holy Spirit be their escape from whatever prison cell they find themselves to be in. I impart them with words of absolution that tells them it is the Holy Spirit that has lifted the veil that has covered their faces, forgiven their sins and raised their spirits.
In our prayer today, alone or with our families, invite the Holy Spirit to help you or your loved ones to break free from the prisons of self-doubt or pain.
Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C. is Chaplain at the Father Peyton Center in Easton, MA. Before coming to Holy Cross Family Ministries he served as a teacher and a parish priest. He also served for six years as a General Assistant of the Congregation in Rome, Italy. Originally from Fall River, MA, Father Leo grew up with eight siblings. Gifted with several languages, he is able to serve the Brazilian, Cape Verdean, Portuguese, Spanish and Haitian communities. When he's not greeting everyone who comes to the Father Peyton Center, you can find him regularly reading newspapers!