[quote="Joe_5859, post:5, topic:335681"]
Welcome to CAF! :wave: That's great that you are coming back to the celebration of this wonderful Sacrament. It is truly a source of great grace and many blessings. :thumbsup:
My first bit of advice would be to relax. :) Making an appointment with a priest is a good suggestion as it will make the occassion much less rushed.
Don't be afraid to ask the priest for guidance. That's what he's there for! Just be upfront and let him know how long it's been and ask for his help guiding you through.
As Catholic1954, you are only obligated to confess mortal sins, and we want to confess the number and kind of mortal sins committed. But don't put undue pressure on yourself to get exact counts. God is a God of mercy and He wants you to come to Him for forgiveness. He wants to give you the grace of the Sacrament. He's not trying to trip you up or revoke the grace of the Sacrament if you forget one little detail. Do the best you can. If it helps you to make a list, then make a list (and be sure to shred it afterwards! :p). Again, the priest will be very helpful for this part, too.
If you honestly forget a sin (which is understandable when covering a long period of time), you are still forgiven for them all. If it's a mortal sin that you forgot to mention, the usual practice is to just mention it the next time you go to Confession.
God bless you as you prepare to receive this wonderful sacrament!
I really like this answer! Again, WELCOME HOME! Please let us know how it goes. I bet the graces you receive when you walk out of confession will make you feel like you are walking on air. Peace ;)