Form for Confession
|You make the Sign of the Cross:
|In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
|You begin your confession:
|Bless me Monsignor/Father, for I have sinned.
This is my First Confession.
It has been (tell how long) since my last confession.
These are my sins:(tell your sins).
|You then say:
|For these and all the sins of my life, I am sorry.
|Priest: Gives you any advice and your penance.
|You make your Act of Contrition
O, My God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishment: but most of all, because they offend Thee, my God, who are 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 occasion of sin. Amen.
|Priest: Give the absolution and when he makes the sign of the cross, you answer.
|Before leaving you say:
|Thank you, Monsignor/Father