I haven’t been to mass in a while to say the least and unless it was with my school (more/less all schools are Catholic in Ireland) I have never actually gone to confession.
I want to go to confession but I’m not sure how. I went recently to a Franciscan church nearby for mass and they had a confessional. Other than once I had never seen one before.
What happens at confession? I remember from when I made my confirmation when I was 12/13 the sentence “Bless me Father for I have sinned, it has been (length of time) since my last confession” but that’s about it. Is there a special way (as in a different name) of saying the name of sins (for example lying,stealing, not going to mass, masturbation etc.)
Also, not necessarily confession related but does it matter which church you go to as I’m not sure which one is my parish church as there a lot of churches nearby.
Thanks in advance,