I went to confession today at a different parish, because the time was easier for me to get to and I didn't want to wait until the last minute to go to confession before Mass tomorrow. The church I went to had confession at 12:00 and 3:00. I got there at 12:05. There was one person in confession and one person in line. I waited until 1:15 and had to leave for an afternoon appointment. The first person was in there until after 12:50! I mean I am glad they were getting good counsel and getting (I assume) a lot confessed, but taking up an entire posted time instead of setting an appointment seemed a little, inconsiderate...I just don't know. It was frustrating.
Now I have to make sure I make confession just before Mass tomorrow, I always feel rushed going to the pre-Mass confession, the entire time is only 20 minutes, and lots of people go then, I would never dream of taking up the entire time allotment!
I hate to sound like I am complaining, but I've never seen anyone be in there more than 10-15 minutes, let alone over 45! I just wanted somewhere to let it out I guess. I said something to DH, but he's not Catholic so he just kind shrugs it off. Is that normal and I've just never seen it or is it odd?