I plan on attending confession for the first time, in 30 years. I’m working the night shift as a police officer, and would only be able to attend in uniform. After confession I’d need to go straight to work. My question is would my uniform,including duty belt and sidearm, cause alarm? Should I wait a week, and go when I’ve got the day off? Or should I attempt to make an appointment, for sometime later?
I understand that the police uniform can be intimidating to some people, and that possession of a sidearm might seem to be in poor form.