Sacrament of Reconciliation Guide

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SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION GUIDE
(Please say the devotion for confession before going to the pries to confess you sin.)

DEVOTION FOR CONFESSION

MOST MERCIFUL GOD, YOU ARE EVER READY TO RECEIVE IN YOUR GRACE A SINNER WHO RETURNS TO YOU WITH SINCERE CONTRITION. LOOK DOWN IN MERCY ON ME, FOR I WON TO COME BACK TO YOU AND BE CLEANSED OF MY SINS THROUGH THE BLOOD OF YOUR SON, JESUS CHRIST. GRANT ME THE GRACE TO PREPARE MYSELF PROPERLY FOR THIS CONFESSION. ENLIGHTEN MY MIND, THAT I MAY REMEMBER THEM ALL; STRENGTHEN MY WILL, THAT I MAY TRULY REPENT OF THEM AND MAKE A FIRM SOLUTION NEVER TO COMMIT THEM AGAIN. DIRECT MY TONGUE, THAT I MAY CONFESS THEM ALL SINCERELY AND RECEIVE FORGIVENESS. AMEN.

HOW TO CONFESS OUR SINS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Penitent: Bless me Father for I have sinned. I am a (student, married, man/woman, priest, nun, etc.)
It has been a (year, month, week, etc.) since my last confession. My sins are the following: (please say to the priest your sins)
For these, I am very sorry Father.

Priest:Absolution.
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Go in peace.

Penitent:Thanks be to God!
Note: Please say the Act of Contrition and Thanksgiving after Confession in the chapel right after confessing your sins to a priest.

ACT OF CONTRITION

O MY GOD, I AM HEARTILY SORRY FOR HAVING OFFENDED YOU, AND I DETEST ALL MY SINS BECAUSE OF YOUR JUST PUNISHMENT. BUT MOST OF ALL BECAUSE I OFFENDED YOU, MY GOD, WHO ARE ALL GOOD AND DESERVING OF ALL MY LOVE AND I FIRMLY RESOLVE WITH THE HELP OF YOUR GRACE, TO SIN NO MORE AND TO AVOID THE NEAR OCCASION OF SIN.

THANKS GIVING AFTER CONFESSION

ALMIGHTY AND ETERNAL GOD, I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FROM THE GRACE OF RECOGNIZING MY SINS, REPENTING OF THEM AND CONFESSION THEM. I BEG YOU TO REMEMBER THEM NO LONGER AND TO FORGIVE ALSO THOSE SINS WHICH I HAVE FORGOTTEN. HELP ME WITH YOUR...
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