Sacrament of Penance

“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.”

– Catechism of the Catholic Church 1422

Examinations of Conscience

Before celebrating the sacrament of penance, one should prepare oneself with an examination of conscience, which involves reflecting prayerfully on one’s thoughts, words, and deeds.  These resources provide questions which may be helpful in identifying sins to confess.