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Confessions are held every week in the Parish Church and at other times during the month.   


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You may also contact the priest on duty or one of the other priests at any time.


Examination of Conscience

   First Commandment:

    I am the Lord your God. You shall not have strange gods before Me.


Second Commandment:

You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.


Third Commandment:

Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.


Fourth Commandment:

Honour your father and your mother.


Fifth Commandment:

You shall not kill.


Sixth and Ninth Commandments:

You shall not commit adultery. You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife.


Seventh and Tenth Commandments:

You shall not steal. You shall not covet your neighbour’s goods.


Eighth Commandment:

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.



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Prayer Before Confession
Dear Jesus, help me to make a good Confession, help me to find out my sins, help me to be sorry for them,help me to make up my mind not to sin again.  Have mercy on me, O Lord, and forgive me.  Mary, my mother, pray for me.


Prayer before Confession

O my God, help me to remember the times when I didn’t live as Jesus asked me to.  Help me to be sorry and to try again.  Amen


Act of Contrition
O my God, I am very sorry for all my sins, because they offend you who are so good,and with your help I will not sin again.  Amen


Act of Sorrow

O my God, I thank You for loving me, I am sorry for all my sins; for not loving others and not loving You. Help me to live like Jesus and not sin again. Amen


I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault;  therefore  I ask blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.


Prayer After Confession
Dear Jesus, thank you for helping me to make a good Confession, and thank you for taking away my sins. Help me, dear Jesus, never to offend you again. Mary, my mother, pray to Jesus for me.  My dear Angel Guardian help me.


Prayer after Confession

O my God, thank you for forgiving me. Help me to love others. Help me to live as Jesus asked me to.

How to go to Confession

Examination of Conscience:  Adult

Confession Prayers

Examination of Conscience for Young People


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“Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin. All hope consists in confession.

In confession there is a chance for mercy. Believe it firmly.

Do not doubt, do not hesitate, never despair of the mercy of God. Hope and have confidence in confession.”

St. Isidore of Seville


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