I’ve committed mortal sin and I’m not able to go to confession this Saturday. On Sunday I’m leaving to go out of town for over a week, and I really would like to get to confession before I leave. I’m wondering if it’s ok to ask a priest if he’ll hear my confession after mass tomorrow morning. It would have to be a priest I don’t know, because my parish priest only does the 6:30am mass which I cannot make, and so I’m not really sure if it’s appropriate to talk to the priest after mass and ask if he’ll hear my confession since he doesn’t even know who I am. Also I’m worried I might not be able to find him; sometimes priests have a habit of disappearing after daily mass. :-p
Any advice on how to handle this situation? I’m 17 and I’ve never even been to daily mass alone so I’m kind of unsure… thanks and God bless!