Sacrament of Confession offered each Saturday at 4:15pm
So how do I make a good confession?
So you’ve decided you want to go to Confession. But how exactly do you make a good Confession?
The Gospels show us the importance of the forgiveness of our sins. The lives of the saints prove that a person who grows in holiness has a stronger sense of sin, sorrow for sins and a need for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. (excerpt from CatholocsComeHome.org)
5 STEPS for a Good Confession
- Examine your conscience.
- Be sincerely sorry for your sins.
- Confess your sins.
- Resolve to amend your life.
- After confession, do the penance the priest assigns.
Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you, and I detest all my sins, because of Your just punishments, but most of all because they offend You, my God, who are all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin.
Act of Contrition (modern)
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In His name, my God, have mercy. Amen.
link to full webpage from Catholics Come Home.org: How to Make a Good Confession