Does anyone notice the difference in some parishes when it comes to Confession? At one parish, everyone lines up in the aisle to go in for Confession. At another one, people remain in the pews, wherever, kneeling in prayer or seated.
It’s so hard to tell who’s doing an examination of conscience, who’s saying their penance and who’s waiting to go in!?!?! What’s up with that??? It’s very frustrating.
I wish it were the same to each and every parish so that everyone knows the routine. When we line up, while everyone is seated, we get the strangest looks. As if we’re bucking the trend.
Does anyone know “the rule” about the order of going in to Confession?
On a side note, how do you feel about double confessionals where a penitent is seated to one side of the priest while another penitent is making their confession at the same time? I prefer the one penitent per Confession, rather than a possible 3 way. Just venting.