I went to confession today and had my list of sins prepared. I started the confession, named a couple of big things, and the priest gave some lengthy advice. He then asked me what else so I named a couple more things followed by him briefly speaking.
I intended to finish with the list I had, but he then gave me a penance and asked me to say the act of contrition leaving me a bit flustered. Now I’m unsure if my confession was valid since I did not finish confessing. I know one thing left was mortal and no matter what that will need to be mentioned next time.
Thoughts? I had plans to go to mass tomorrow and Sunday for the first time in several weeks. I cannot likely make it to other scheduled confessions for over a week.
Maybe I should have stopped him, but I’m not positive I would have been able to communicate well at the time. I tend to be highly anxious when it comes to confession and approaching the sacrament is hard enough in itself.