The last couple of times I’ve gone to Confession, the line was longer than the time allotted before Mass. So even though I’d been in line for 45 minutes, Father quit hearing confessions by the time the two people in front of me in line got to have theirs heard. Meaning, of course, I didn’t get my confession heard!! :mad: :eek:
And this happened at both prior to the Mass said in English on Saturday nights and the Mass said in Spanish on Sunday nights.
At least, at my parish people are actually going to Confession.
Other parishes in my town, having the same hour before Saturday night Mass available, have maybe one or two people even go to Confession.
The priests at those parishes are so much into putting out that God is so infinitely forgiving that it seems that folks don’t have a sense of sin.
Meantime, I have to be sure to get there right at 4pm (either Sat or Sun) so I can get my confession heard before Father has to stop hearing confessions at 5pm to set up for 5:30pm Mass.