Loading
Rite of Confession

After the customary greetings, the penitent crosses himself:
"In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen."

The priest urges the penitent to have confidence in God. The priest may say:
May the Lord be in your heart
and help you to confess your sins with true sorrow.

Either the priest or the penitent may read or say by heart some words taken from the holy Scripture about the mercy of God and repentance, e.g.:
"Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." (John 21:17)

The penitent accuses himself of his sins. The priest gives opportune advice, imposes the penance on him, and invites the penitent to manifest his contrition. The penitent may say:
"Lord Jesus, Son of God,
have mercy on me, a sinner."

The priest gives him the absolution:
God, the Father of mercies, | through the death and resurrection of his Son | has reconciled the world to himself | and sent the Holy Spirit among us | for the forgiveness of sins; | through the ministry of the Church, | may God give you pardon and peace, | and I absolve you from your sins | in the name of the Father, and of the Son, +| and of the Holy Spirit.

The penitent answers:     
"Amen."

The priest dismisses the penitent with this or any of the alternative formula:
May the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, | the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of all the saints, | whatever good you do and suffering you endure | heal your sins, help you to grow in holiness, | and reward you with eternal life. | Go in peace.

The penitent should fulfill the penance imposed.

Ads by Google
(What's this?)

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Nov
26

Liturgical Calendar

November 26, 2014

Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 21:5-11

Gospel
Date
11/25/14
11/24/14
11/23/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Rev 15: 1-4
Gospel:: Lk 21: 12-19

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
11/25/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 21:5-11

Homily
Date
11/25/14
11/24/14
11/21/14
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: