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Rite of Confession


Before going to Confession, sit in a quiet place. Ask God to bless you and help you see your sins. Examine your conscience. 

Say: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Say: It is .......................since my last confession. 

Say: your sins. 

Listen: to the priest. 

Remember: your penance. 

Say: O my God, I thank you for loving me, I am sorry for all my sins, for not loving others and not loving you. Help me to live like Jesus and not sin again. Amen. (or a different act of contrition) 

Listen: ............and I absolve you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. 

Say: Amen. 

Say: Thank you Father. 

When you leave, remember to do your Penance; to thank God for his mercy and loving forgiveness; and to ask God to bless the priest and help him in his work.