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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. Amen
Before leaving you say: Thank you, Monsignor/Father