From 3rd January 2016, confessions will be heard every Sunday before Mass (from 8:15) and for another 15 minutes after Mass. That’s half an hour each Sunday! Fr. Patrick has been extremely generous to agree to adding this to his usual Sunday commitments, and it will be a great help to many.
From Pope Francis’s Year of Mercy letter
The forgiveness of God cannot be denied to one who has repented, especially when that person approaches the Sacrament of Confession with a sincere heart
You can find out more about what’s going on in Northampton Diocese for the Year of Mercy here. It’s also worth reading this post from Fr. Finegan about plenary indulgences, and this one about the Souls in Purgatory, who need our prayers!