"With the coming of Pope Francis we have an unequaled opportunity to do exactly what you and I have dedicated our life to that is, to bring our people to faith and conversion—to Evangelize our community and our culture!" said Bishop Mark to El Paso priests.
As a follow-up to Pope Francis' border visit, Bishop Mark is asking parishes to keep their doors open on Feb. 23 from 6 p.m.to 9 p.m.
"Our Holy Father has asked us to make the Sacrament of Penance more available during this Jubilee Year of Mercy," said Bishop Mark. "May God bless all our efforts and make them bear fruit for years to come!"