The basic requirement for a good confession is to have the intention of returning to God like the "prodigal son" and to acknowledge our sins with true sorrow before the priest.

Modern society has lost a sense of sin. As a Catholic follower of Christ, I must make an effort to recognize sin in my daily actions, words and omissions.

The Gospels show how important is the forgiveness of our sins.

Lives of saints prove that the person who grows in holiness has a stronger sense of sin, sorrow for sins, and a need for the Sacrament of Penance or Confession.

Penance is,
the sacrament.

Confession is
the telling.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Reconciliation

    Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday Afternoon
At St. Justin's 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Or by special appointment
Please call or email;


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519.685.2795 ext. 21

email:  stjustins@dol.ca





 

Act of Contrition

O, my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins sincerely because of your just punishments, but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin.


Amen






Remember
If you need help - especially if you have been away for some time - simply ask the priest and he will help you by "walking" you through the steps to make a good confession

Before Confession

Be truly sorry for your sins. The essential act of Penance, on the part of the penitent, is contrition, a clear and decisive rejection of the sin committed, together with a resolution not to commit it again, out of the love one has for God and which is reborn with repentance.

The resolution to avoid committing these sins in the future (amendment) is a sure sign that your sorrow is genuine and authentic. This does not mean that a promise never to fall again into sin is necessary. A resolution to try to avoid the near occasions of sin suffices for true repentance. God's grace in cooperation with the intention to rectify your life will give you the strength to resist and overcome temptation in the future.