I am somewhat embarassed to post this question, but please bear with me.
I will be going to confession for the first time since, honestly, I can’t remember.
To the best of my knowledge, it may have even been since my first communion.
I have scheduled my confession for tomorrow. Honestly I am not sure what to even say, except for “Forgive me Father, for I have sinned.” What else do I need to know before going in? Also, I am very concerned that I probably will not remember every sin I have ever committed. What would happen if I forgot about a mortal sin I committed, say…10 years ago for example? I will be completely honest about what I do remember, but how can I make sure I do not leave any out? If you ask forgiveness for lying, does that count for every time you have lied or only the times you can give specific examples for?
I appreciate your time in dealing with such an ignorant Catholic.