RCIA class and confession

#1

Well in RCIA the time has come, tomorrow is my first confession. The question is ,is it crazy to have written out my sins to take with me, I did not want to forget anything.

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#2

Not at all! I do this from time to time after many years.

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#3

I am actually going to write something for Sunday when we are having confession after mass. I feel like I could be in and out and not waste Fr.'s time when there is a line waiting. “Be bold.Be brief. Be gone!”

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#4

Exactly :+1:

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#5

Thanks y’all. I just felt better writing my sins down so I wouldn’t forget them. But I’ll be glad when it’s over with :grinning:

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#6

You will be glad not just that it is over though! :slightly_smiling_face:

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#7

Yes I know… I am ready for it though, I know I need this…

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#8

I never go to Confession without a list! You’re in good company!

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#9

Good for you! It´s gonna be just fine!
It´s so liberating to go to Confession.

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#10

After 5 years I still make a list if I have more than 3 sins. I set the list on fire after I have made my penance.

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#11

I usually write down my sins and discard the note before going into confession. But sometimes I hold on to the note to remember better. It depends on the day and the sins.

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#12

no, it’s not crazy, it’s actually quite common

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#13

I just made my first confession last week…and I had a list (a long, long list!).

In our RCIA class, Father said to make a list on paper, then burn it afterwards. Or use a confession app that lists them out for you, but as a courtesy let your priest know that you will using it in the confessional.

Congratulations and God Bless!!

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#14

Oh it was AWESOME :grinning: I feel so much better.

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#15

It was AWESOME :grinning:

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#16

You can definitely write things down just be absolutely sure to DESTROY the paaper when you’re done.

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#17

I did and I did :grinning:

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#18

Not crazy at all! I have forgotten my sins before.

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#19

Why does the paper need to be destroyed? Privacy concerns?

Oh yeah, and I’d suggest you also have a printout of the text of the act of contrition. Most churches have a copy in the confessional you can read from, but some don’t. It felt pretty awkward when I went to one that didn’t and I had to tell the priest I couldn’t remember how it went (granted, they said to just look it up later and say it, but it felt awkward to me).

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#20

Yes a paper with your sins should be seen by no one but you.

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