On Wednesday I was on confesion and I asked my parish priest to dispense my vow. First, he said absolution of sins and dispension of vow while I was listing my sins. When he saw I was confused, he said it again, but when he said “I absolved you”, he hasn’t said "In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, he said (or hadn’t said it) very quitely and I haven’t heard it well. I had a feeling that it is possible that he did it on purpouse and that he hadn’t said valid absolution. I repeated my confession at other priest, but only parish priest can dispense a vow. Today, after mass, I talked to him and told him what worries me (I hadn’t said that I was afraid of him purpously giving invalid confession, but I said that I was worried that he hasn’t said “in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit”). He said that I need to relax and stop panicking. I have 2 questions:
- If priest hasn’t said dispension of the vow validly on purpouse and if I have the oppurtunity ask him to do it again until he does it, athough I am going to feel very uncomfortable doing so, is there a possibility that I will sin?
- Vow is, by Canon law, automatically dispense by the lack of time. My vow ennds tommorow and I have no ability of fullfiling it. If it is not dispensed, do I have obligation to pray until I fullfil it and do I have to pray until the end of original period for fullfitmen of the vow?
SORRY FOR BAD ENGLISH!