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.
Not at all! I do this from time to time after many years.
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!”
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
You will be glad not just that it is over though!
Yes I know… I am ready for it though, I know I need this…
I never go to Confession without a list! You’re in good company!
Good for you! It´s gonna be just fine!
It´s so liberating to go to Confession.
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.
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.
no, it’s not crazy, it’s actually quite common
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!!
Oh it was AWESOME I feel so much better.
It was AWESOME
You can definitely write things down just be absolutely sure to DESTROY the paaper when you’re done.
I did and I did
Not crazy at all! I have forgotten my sins before.
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).
Yes a paper with your sins should be seen by no one but you.