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“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor.” - Luke 4:18

Advent Communal Penance Service: Monday, Dec. 20th at 6pm

St. Anne Parish is hosting its Advent Communal Penance Service on Monday, Dec. 20th at 6pm. Five priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation at that time. Come and make a good Confession this Advent! Below is an adult Examination of Conscience to use for your preparation.
 

► When was my last good Confession? Did I receive Communion or other sacraments in the state of mortal sin? Did I intentionally fail to confess some mortal sin in my previous Confession?

► Did I seriously doubt my faith or put myself in danger of losing my faith through readings hostile to Catholic teachings or involvement in non-Catholic sects? Did I engage in superstitious practices:  palm-reading, fortune telling, etc.?

► Did I take the name of God in vain? Did I curse, or take a false oath?

► Did I miss Mass on Sundays or holy days or obligation through my own fault, without any serious reason? Did I keep fast and abstinence on the prescribed days?

► Did I disobey my parents and lawful superiors in important matters?

► Did I hate or quarrel with anyone, or desire revenge? Did I refuse to forgive? Did I hurt or cause to kill someone? Did I get drunk?  Did I take illicit drugs?  Did I consent to, recommend, advise or actively take part in an abortion?

► Did I willfully look at indecent pictures or watch immoral movies? Did I read immoral books or magazines? Did I engage in impure jokes or conversations? Did I willfully entertain impure thoughts or feelings? Did I commit impure acts, alone or with others? Did I take contraceptive or abortifacient pills or use other artificial means in or der to prevent conception?

► Did I steal or damage another’s property? How much? Have I made reparation for the damages done? Have I been dishonest in my business relations?

► Did I tell lies? Did I sin by calumny, or detraction telling the unknown grave faults of others without necessity, even if they are true? Did I judge others rashly in serious matters? Have I tried to make restitution for the bad reputation I caused?