We are now in the period of Late Lent or Passiontide and next week is Holy Week. These last days of Lent are when we focus on the events of Christ’s suffering, passion and death for us and for our salvation. Next Sunday 10th April is Palm Sunday when the Passion Narrative is read and when we commemorate the Lord’s entry into Jerusalem for the events of Holy Week. So this week and next, let’s try to get to the Sacrament of Penance. Often in life, we can get tightly bound up, imprisoned in the tombs our sin and selfishness have created. This is the time Jesus wants to set us free. Let’s ask Him for grace to make a good confession, that we may be set free from whatever holds us back from more truly loving God and our neighbour, and from becoming the kind of person the Lord wants us to be.