Congratulations! I, too, had confusion that night. I had a last minute confession, literally 10 minutes before the vigil (somehow I was skipped), and I still don’t know what I really should do in Confession. I also stepped on the back of my dress and tripped coming up so I never did the entire Profession…then the priest said the wrong name. At least that’s what I thought. I had put Teresa on my card and I meant Therese. Well he said, “Teresa of Avila” and I was stunned. Later on I came to know that she claimed me. I have a theology degree and struggle really hard with things. But her book, “Interior Castle” really blew me away. So even though I picked a saint, I was claimed by a different saint.
I suffer with scrupulosity so badly I actually am sort of in and out of the Church. I have a priest friend who I meet 1-2 times a year for dinner and we chat about all my insecurities. I suffer with a very severe mental illness and I have no friends and have come to recognize “the look” that means they figured out I’m mentally ill and I might as well hang it up. Scrupulosity is very serious and you need to have a dedicated confessor who gives you very specific instructions. I had a priest who didn’t and when I kept asking for instruction he blew up at me. So I ended up having a church where the priest ignored me, the parish wrote me off and after a year and a half of trying to “win him back” I gave up and went elsewhere. It sounds like your parish is offering reassurance so listen to them. Even if you don’t believe it try to say, “I choose to believe, I choose to believe, I choose to believe.” That being said, I’m sort of in and out, I don’t agree with certain teachings and my mental illness can make me mean and argumentative. I know it’s the illness but often I’m told that I’m not Catholic because I don’t agree with certain things. I avoid being friends with people because it hurts too much to see them back away.
All I can say from all I endured is listen to the priest when he says you’re OK. Ignore your feelings because in your case, they will whisper lies to you. I am on two good medications which are helping a lot but it’s hard.
Ask the saint, whose name you claimed, to intercede for you so that you can proceed. Don’t let a little anxiety rob you of your wonderful Confirmation. Oh, and welcome home.