Form for Confession

 

You make the Sign of the Cross: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
You begin your confession: Bless me Father, for I have sinned.
This is my first confession.
OR
It has bee (tell how long) since my last confession.
These are my sins:(tell your sins).
You then say: For these and all the sins of my life, I am sorry.
Priest: Gives you any advice and your penance.  
You make your Act of Contrition

O my God,
I am heartily sorry for having offended you
and I detest all my sins,
because of thy just punishment.
But most of all,
because they have offended thee, my God,
who art all good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of thy grace, to
sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen

Priest: Give the absolution and when he makes the sign of the cross you answer. Amen
Before leaving you say: Thank you, Father