I am going on vacation on Thursday and wanted to make a confession before then. My parish was having confession between 5 and 6 tonight. I got my husband to come home from work early to watch the kids and made it there by about 5:10. At 6:20 I was fourth in line and the priest said he could only do two more as he had an appointment at 6:30. He did one more then left.
This is the second time I’ve tried to get to confession. On Friday I was going to meet some other moms at my church at a noon confession. We planned to watch each others children while we went in with the priest. I made it there with two very grumpy little ones, only to realize at about 12:15 that I was at at the wrong church :sigh: At that point my kids were losing it and I didn’t think I could make it to the other church before the rest of the moms were done, so I went home thinking I’d go either the next day or Monday.
So anyway, here is the point. I don’t know if I’m going to have another opportunity to go before my flight on Thursday morning. I made an act of contrition to the best of my abilities on my own at home. Does this “count” as far as being forgiven until I can get to confession? I am really nervous about getting on a plane without absolution
Thanks for your help!