[quote="Lizlis1991, post:1, topic:313153"]
I am going to a new church and I went to confession and didn't get a penance. My mom said it's probably because I didn't do anything that bad. I don't feel comfortable telling people on here what I did, but it was pretty bad. I have severe social anxiety and bipolar disorder and when I walked into confession I was really nervous, so I forgot to tell the priest my name after he told me his. I have no idea what's going on. He just prayed for me and that's it. Does anyone know what's going on?
Again, I apologize if this is in the wrong place because I don't know where else to put it.
Your priest probably forgot to have you do a penance.
Depending on the gravity of your sins, I'd suggest doing a penance you think is sufficient. If you are used to getting 5 Our Fathers or Hail Marys, etc., do that and then some extra, just to be sure.
Then I'd suggest going to your pastor and just asking him what you should do in that situation, and follow his direction.
Don't feel bad about it, your confession is still valid and the sins are forgiven; all that you missed by not getting a penance is the remission of temporal punishment.