Is reciting the Penitential rite during Mass optional?


When saying Mass, our priest does not have the congregation recite the Penitential Rite. Can this be omitted from Mass? Thanks!


There are three options for the Penitential Act. One is the Confiteor. So, yes – if one of the other options is chosen, the Confiteor (“I confess…”) is not recited.


The Confiteor is one of three options during the penitential rite. See here, A, B, and C.


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