Confession experience
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(01-16-2011, 09:03 PM)m.PR Wrote:
(01-15-2011, 06:18 PM)CollegeCatholic Wrote: To me, if you're going to use up more than 5 minutes of time in the confessional, schedule an appointment. 
Ugh. I hate Confession by appointment, myself. So I completely disagree with this sentiment. When you have a serious sin to confess, or are in need of counseling for a delicate situation, the last thing you want to do is talk to some secretary to schedule an appointment with a priest.

I'm sure each priest has a different protocol, but the procedure I'm used to with scheduling a confession is calling the parish office and asking for a confession time.  The you and the secretary set up a time (she doesn't ask your name), with the directions that Father will be waiting in the north confessional 5 minutes before the schedule time.

It seems to work out well that way.
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Our Priest today pointed out today about people showing right right before 3(Mass starts at 3) for Confession.  Of course Mass didn't start until 3:15 because of this.  Then people will think oh Mass starts late anyways then everything is pushed later.  I walk inside at 2:50 regularly every sunday and people are in line.  Can anyone really complain?  I have seen schedules for confession on diocese churches and they don't even have Confessions before mass :fish:.  They have it on saturday but that is another story.

Don't feel bad.  My first Confession will take quite some time I'm sure since it will have to cover 26years.  I don't feel that protestant ignorance is a valid excuse to not cover mortal sins, and venial for that matter.  Covering what we are covering in Catechism now just makes me realize that list is growing.
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