Reconciliation

Confessions Guide

Examination of Conscience. Restore your relationship with your Father in Heaven.

Confession is your chance to ask God for forgiveness and receive His mercy. Before you enter the confessional, take a few moments to gather your thoughts and think about what you may have done to hurt others and what you can do better as a Christian. A sincere Confession is a chance to renew your soul and open yourself to the Grace of God. The following questions are to help you reflect upon what you need mercy for.
  • Have I rejected or neglected my faith? Have I refused to defend it or been embarrassed by it?
  • Is there any aspect of my faith I do not accept?
  • Have I taken the Lordís name in vain?
  • Have I experimented with the occult or Santeria?
  • Have I missed Mass on Sundays or Holy Days of Obligation?
  • Have I been impatient, angry, or jealous?
  • Have I fostered resentments or been unwilling to forgive?
  • Have I been verbally or physically violent with others?
  • Have I taken part in, or encouraged an abortion, the destruction of embryos, or suicide?
  • Have I been hateful or gossiped about others?
  • Have I consumed alcohol excessively or taken drugs?
  • Have I looked at pornography?
  • Have I been impure with others or myself?
  • Am I living with someone as though Iím married?
  • If I am married, do I put my spouse first? My children? Am I welcoming to new life?
  • Do I let my work occupy all my time?
  • Have I neglected the poor? Have I been proud or selfish? Do I spend money on luxury instead of others and the Church?
  • Have I told lies? Have I been honest? Have I stolen or cheated?
  • Have I been lazy? Do I try to bring others to God?