Is reciting the Penitential rite during Mass optional?


#1

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


#2

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.


#3

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

ourcatholicfaith.org/mass/penitentialrite.html


#4

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