I have left 4 messages with a secretary of a local parish in my town. I know its Holy Week and priests are very busy, it took him from Friday of last week to Wednesday of Holy week to get back to me, I finally talk to him on the phone and tell him, this confession wouldnt be a 5 min job and since there would probably be a line up of poeple, it would be best if I made another appointment this would be 2 weeks after easter. I ask him if I should go to communion without confession and he says that is between me and God, well I still dont have an answer. I’m actually seeking a priest I could go to for guidance in my faith.
Please dont tell me, I need confession before Easter, I really am scared of the whole process, and I’m taking small steps toward going forward with this, if I get too overwhelmed I may just chicken out all together. I’m going with this one priest, I feel just a wee bit comfortable with, I went to him one other time, a whole 12 months ago, ooh did I hear the room go quiet. If the confession can get a little less intimindating I will go more often.
I have a friend who is very dear to me, she is a mercy sister, and tells me it is a sad trend that poeple are not going to confession anymore.The priest doesn’t even preach about confession, does he not want to lose numbers in his church? The reconcilliation mass is low in numbers, and is not nearly the same as confession. Shae