Submitted to the\u00a0Herald Review OSCEOLA\u00a0COUNTY\u00a0\u2014 Spring cleaning isn't everyone's favorite chore but it's something many people do to keep their homes neat and organized. In a similar way, Lent is a time for a spiritual spring cleaning. The 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Thursday provide an extended period of time for people to reflect upon their relationship with God. No one is perfect, hence the reason to \u2018spring clean.\u2019\u00a0Thankfully the Lord is always there to welcome people back and He promises to be with\u00a0everyone through life\u2019s trials. All are welcome to seek the Lord\u2019s forgiveness during a special event happening\u00a0throughout the Diocese of Grand Rapids. On Thursday, March 15, almost every church in the diocese will be open for confession from 5\u00a0to 8 p.m. Participating churches\u00a0in this area include: Osceola County \u2022 St. Philip Neri, Reed City Mecosta County \u2022 St. Mary, Big Rapids (6\u00a0to 9 p.m.) \u2022 St. Michael the Archangel, Remus \u2022 St. Paul Chapel, Big Rapids Lake County \u2022 St. Ann-St. Ignatius, Baldwin (5\u00a0to 6 p.m. at St. Ignatius and 7\u00a0to 8 p.m. at St. Ann) \u2022 St. Bernard, Irons For a full list of participating parishes and more information, visit dioceseofgrandrapids.org\/penance.