During the pandemic, it is not possible to make an individual confession with the priest. Through an act of Perfect Contrition, you can receive the forgiveness of your sins outside of confession, providing that you determine to correct your life and make a firm resolution to go to sacramental confession as soon as it is once more available.
- In reality or in your mind, kneel at the foot of a crucifix and mentally repeat:
Jesus, my God and my Saviour, in the midst of your agony you remembered me, you suffered for me, you wanted to purify me from my sins.
- Contrition is perfect if you repent of your sins because you love God and you sincerely regret having offended him and having contributed to Christ’s sufferings on the Cross.
- Recite, slowly and sincerely, an act of contrition focusing on the goodness of God and your love for Jesus:
O my God, since you are so good, I am sincerely repentant for having sinned against you, and with the help of your grace I will no longer sin. Amen