Roman Catholic Church
We are in St Joseph’s Church (El Saladillo), near Camposol and Mazarrón Country Club urbanizations (exit 17, RM3 motorway).
Schedule of Masses:
Every Saturday: Mass is at 4.30pm (in English)
Every Sunday: Mass (in English) at 4.30pm
On the first Sunday of the month, the Mass is the Traditional Mass in Latin – the first Sunday of the month there is no Mass in English.
Schedule of Confessions:
Saturdays and Sundays from 3.15-4.20pm (also on request)
The Autobiography of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux – a Carmelite sister.
I remember when I made my first confession. It is a very sweet memory. My sister Pauline had warned me “Thérèse, darling, it is not to a man, but to God Himself that you are going to tell your sins.”
Well instructed as to what I was to do, I entered the confessional, and turning round to the priest, so as to see him better. I made my confession and received absolution in a spirit of lively faith – my sister having assured me that at this solemn moment the tears of the Holy Child Jesus would purify my soul. I remember well that he exhorted me above all to a tender devotion towards Our Lady and I promised to redouble my love for her who already filled so large a place in my heart. Then I passed him my Rosary to be blessed and came out of the Confessional more joyful and lighthearted than I had ever felt before.
When I was a young girl I had no courage even to think that my father could die, without being terrified. One day he was standing on a high step-ladder, and as I was close by he called out “Move away, little Queen. If I fall I shall crush you.”
Instantly I felt an inward shock, and, going still nearer to the ladder, I thought “At least if Papa falls I shall not have the pain of seeing him die, for I shall die with him.”
I could never say how much I loved him. I admired everything he did.
(to be continued )