After Confession


  • Give thanks to God for having forgiven you once again.
  • Promptly and devoutly fulfill the penance given by the priest. Although you may receive Holy Communion even before performing your penance, it is advisable to do it as soon as possible.
  • If you recall some serious sin that you forgot to tell, rest assured that it has been forgiven with the others, but be sure to include it in your next Confession.


From the Handbook of Prayers.  Edited by Fr. Jim Socias


Printed with permission from eCatholicHub.

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