A couple weeks ago our parish hosted a Mass honoring an anniversary of the Retrouvaille program in our diocese, and we decided to go as a way of confirming our commitment to the process. Our parish priest - who is one of the priests who facilitates the Retrouvaille weekends - presided at the Mass. At the reception following the Mass, my husband made small talk with our priest. On the way home, my husband mentioned that our priest looked sad or something because we had attended a weekend (in 2008) and he hadn’t known about it before now. The reasons we didn’t contact him (or the deacon who did our marriage prep) when we originally had our problems is 1) we had already been in marriage counseling, and 2) been were able to attend a Retrouvaille weekend within a couple of weeks after we decided to give it a try before separating. Unfortunately, my husband wasn’t able to explain this to our priest that night.
Should we let it drop and hope he isn’t too hurt by us not telling him about going to a weekend? Or should we go to our priest and tell him the whole story and hope he understands? Or is there any other way to smooth things over with him?