Celebrate the Sacrament of Confession

EXPERIENCE GOD'S MERCY

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EVERY PRIEST. EVERY PARISH.

March 16th & March 23rd

Confession available in every church in the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.


Have you drifted away from the Catholic Church ...
Stopped going to Mass or attend infrequently ...


HAVE YOU ASKED QUESTIONS LIKE THESE?



DOUBTS

What’s missing in my spiritual life?

ABSENCE

I’ve been away for so long ...

CHANGES

How will I ever get caught up?

CHURCH TEACHINGS

I’m not sure I agree ...

STRUGGLES

I've made so many mistakes ...

HURTS OF THE PAST

I was hurt by someone in the Church ...

WHAT IF I HAVEN'T BEEN TO CONFESSION FOR MANY YEARS?

What if I feel nervous about going to the sacrament? How do I prepare? What do I say?

  • First, don’t be afraid.

    Jesus said, “Heaven rejoices more for one repentant sinner than for 99 righteous persons who never needed to repent.” The priest will probably be so happy you’ve returned to confession after many years that you will make all the hours he spends in the confessional seem light.

  • Second, try to prepare with the help of a good examination of conscience sheet.

    The priest will know that you cannot remember your sins with the precision of someone who came the previous week.

  • Third, get the largest sins off of your shoulders first.

    Don’t be afraid to ask the priest for help; most confessors are experts in leading someone in your circumstances through an examination of the “big stuff” in the confessional.

  • Finally, don’t wait!

    Come back to be reconciled to your loving Father, set off the celebration in heaven, and share your Father’s joy!



HOW TO MAKE A GOOD CONFESSION

RESOURCES

Resources for Parishes + Spanish Resources

Ideas for parishes

Ideas for the Nights of Reconcilation in your chapel, at your confessionals, and general hospitality suggestions

Parish Resources

Printable brochures, website and social media graphics, Prayers of the Faithful

Recursos para las Parroquias

Recursos en español

PARISH FINDER

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