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24 Hours for the Lord

Posted on February 27, 2024 in: Events

24 Hours for the Lord

In communion with Pope Francis, we are invited to join with the universal Church around the world in observing “24 Hours for the Lord” – a way to encounter God and His mercy this Lent through Reconciliation. This is a time of seeking God’s forgiveness and a change of heart. 

This annual initiative will be held on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th throughout the seven Deaneries of the Diocese. It is an opportunity for people to avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The objective is to offer to all, especially those who feel uncomfortable entering a church, the occasion to experience the merciful embrace of God.

Take this opportunity to continue your Lenten process of conversion in preparation for the celebration of Easter by visiting one of these participating churches near you:


Middletown Deanery 

St. Francis of Assisi Church 10 Elm Street, Middletown

Friday, March 8, 6AM- 5PM 

Saturday, March 9, 6AM-1PM.


New London Deanery

Our Lady of Lourdes Church 1650 Route 12, Gales Ferry

Friday, March 8, 10AM-6PM


Saint Michael Church, 60 Liberty Street, Pawcatuck

Saturday, March 9th, 7:30AM-11:30AM


Norwich Deanery

SS. Peter & Paul Church, 181 Elizabeth Street, Norwich

Friday, March 8th, 1PM- 9PM

Saturday, March 9, 8AM-12 noon


Old Saybrook Deanery

Saint Mark Church, 222 McVeagh Road, Westbrook 

Friday, March 8, 8AM-9PM


Putnam Deanery

St. Andre Bessette Parish-St. John Church, Plainfield

Friday, March 8, 8:30AM-10AM 


Our Lady of LaSalette, Brooklyn

Friday, March 8th, 5:30PM- 6:30PM  


St. Therese of Lisieux Parish-St. Joseph, N. Grosvenordale

St. Therese of Lisieux Parish

Saturday, March 9, 8AM-10AM


St. Mary, Putnam 

Saturday, March 9th, 2PM-3:45PM 


St. Andre Bessette Parish-St. Augustine, Canterbury

Saturday, March 9th, 2:30PM-4PM


Our Lady of LaSalette, Brooklyn

Saturday, March 9th, 3PM-4PM


St. James Church, Danielson

Saturday, March 9th, from 3PM-4:30PM


Vernon Deanery

Blessed Sacrament Parish-St. Bernard Church, 25 St. Bernard’s Terrace, Rockville

Friday, March 8, 7AM-7PM 


Willimantic Deanery

Church of the Holy Family, Hebron

Friday, March 8th, 6AM-6:45AM

Saturday, March 9th, 3:30PM-4:45PM


St. Columba, Columbia

Friday, March 8th, 7AM-7:30AM; 9AM-10AM


St. Thomas Aquinas, Storrs

Friday, March 8th, 7:30AM-8:30AM; 3:30PM-5:30PM; 7PM-9:00PM


St. Andrew, Colchester 

Friday, March 8th, 9AM-10AM; 5:30PM-6:30PM

Saturday, March 9th, 2:30-3:45 p.m.


St. Mary, Coventry

Friday, March 8th, 10AM-12 noon; 2PM-3PM


Corpus Christi Parish-St Joseph Church, Willimantic

Friday, March 8thth, 3PM-6PM

Saturday, March 9th, 12:30PM-3:30PM


St. Francis of Assisi, Lebanon

Friday, March 8th, 6PM

Saturday, March 9th, 4PM-5PM


St. Thomas Aquinas, Storrs

Saturday, March 9th, 9AM-1030AM


St. Mary, Coventry

Saturday, March 9th, 11AM-12:30PM; 2:15PM-3:45PM







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