I just went to absolution today. The priest my asst. Pastor talked to me for awhile and then recited and forgave. I was not required to read the act of contrition. I asked him about it and he said I could read that in the parish pews. Well I had to leave because the last buses to my house leave at 5:10 and confession begins at 4pm and lasts to 4:45pm. Mass starts at 5PM so I couldn’t stay for the vigil. My first opportunity for Mass will probably be Tues. Anyway my question was that a valid confession because he didn’t make me read the “Act of Contrition”?