How To Go To Confession
Before going to confession, the penitent compares his or her life with the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, and the example of Christ and then prays to God for forgiveness.
2. GOING TO CONFESSION:
After the priest welcomes you, both of you make the sign of the cross. Then you may wish to indicate facts about your life, the time of the last confession, difficulties in leading the Christian life, and anything else that may help the priest.
3. CONFESSION OF SINS AND THE ACT OF PENANCE:
Confess your sins. The priest then offers suitable advice and imposes an act of penance or satisfaction, which may include prayer, self-denial, or works of mercy.
4. Act of Contrition:
Pray a prayer expressing sorrow for your sins and resolving not to sin again.
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to
sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin.
The priest extends his hands over your head and pronounces the formula of absolution, making the sign of the cross over your head during the final words. You answer, ‘Amen.”
The priest dismisses you with the command to go in peace. Continue to express your conversion through a life renewed according to the Gospel and more and more steeped in the love of God.
Weekend Masses at St. Leonard
- Saturday 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday 9:00 a.m. (Mass with Children’s Liturgy)
- Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Weekday Masses at St. Leonard
- Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m.
- Friday: Children’s Mass 9:30 a.m.
(in the Pastor’s office)
- Weekday mornings before Mass
- Saturday 3:45 – 4:15 pm
- By appointment