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The following are select comments from priests from throughout the Diocese of Venice regarding the recent impact “The Light is On” campaign had on people partaking in the Sacrament of Confession during Lent. The campaign made the Sacrament of Reconciliation available at all parishes/missions in the Diocese of Venice on Fridays from 5-7 p.m. and again on Saturdays from 9-11 a.m.

Father Robert Kantor, Pastor of St. Agnes Parish in Naples

“It was wonderful to see people lined up for Confession each day. People responded in such a positive and fulfilling way to being called to partake in this Sacrament which heals the soul.”

Father Marcel Garcia, Pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Palmetto

“I saw people who had not been to Confession for 5, 10, 30 years. People were excited to come to Confession. That is something I have not seen in years.”

Father Gregg Caggianelli, Administrator of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Fort Myers

“Seeing so many people come to Confession on a Friday night or Saturday morning was wonderful to see. It is a reaffirming to me as a priest to know that we, as priests, were able to assist so many in such a specific and powerful way.”

Father Robert Dziedziak, Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Sarasota

“We had a fish fry on Fridays of Lent and encouraged everyone to be fed in their stomachs and then in their souls. The response was overwhelmingly positive.”

Father Piotr Zugaj, Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Venice

“The passion of people going to Confession for the first time in years was moving. People came up and thanked me for being available at a time when they could come in.”

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