O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of hell. But most of all, because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen
Did I deny or doubt God's existence?
Did I refuse to believe God's revelation?
Did I believe in horoscopes, fortune telling, dreams, good luck charms or reincarnation?
Did I deny that I was a Catholic?
Did I abandon the Catholic Faith?
Did I despair of or presume on God's mercy?
Did I neglect prayer for a long time?
Did I fail to pray daily?
Did I blaspheme God or take God's Name in vain, curse or break an oath or vow?
Did I miss Mass on Sunday or on a Holy day of Obligation through my own fault?
Am I always reverent in the presence of the Most Blessed Sacrament?
Was I inattentive at Mass?
Did I arrive at Mass late?
Did I leave Mass early?
Did I do unnecessary servile work on Sunday?
Did I disobey or disrespect my parents or legitimate superiors?
Did I neglect my duties to my husband, wife, children or parents?
Did I fail to actively take an interest in the religious education and formation of my children?
Have I failed to educate myself concerning the teaching of the Church?
Did I give a full day's work in return for a full day's pay?
Did I give scandal by what I said or did, especially to the young?
Was I the cause of anyone abandoning the Catholic Faith?
Did I give a fair wage to my employee(s)?
Was I impatient, angry, envious, unkind, proud, jealous, revengeful, hateful toward others or lazy?
Did I give bad examples, abuse drugs, drink alcohol to excess, fight or quarrel?
Did I physically injure or kill anyone?
Have I had or advised anyone to have an abortion?
Did I participate in or approve of the grave evil known as "mercy killing" or euthanasia?
Did I attempt suicide?
Did I willfully entertain impure thoughts and desires?
Did I dress immodestly?
Did I use impure or suggestive words?
Did I tell impure stories or listen to them?
Did I deliberately look at impure television, internet, plays, pictures or movies?
Did I deliberately read impure material?
Did I perform impure acts by myself (masturbation) or with another (adultery, fornication or sodomy)?
Did I marry or advise another to marry outside of the Church?
Did I abuse my marriage rights?
Was I unfaithful to my marriage vows?
Have I kept company with someone else's spouse?
Did I practice artificial birth control or was I or my spouse permanently sterilized (tubal ligation or vasectomy)?
Did I steal, cheat, help or encourage others to steal or keep stolen goods?
Have I made restitution for stolen goods?
Did I fulfill my contracts, give or accept bribes, pay my bills, rashly gamble or speculate or deprive my family of the necessities of life?
Did I tell lies deliberately in order to deceive or injure others?
Did I commit perjury?
Did I vote in accordance with a properly informed conscience, in a way consistent with the teachings of the Church, in regard to the sanctity of human life and human life issues?
Was I uncharitable in word or deed?
Did I gossip or reveal the faults and sins of others?
Did I fail to keep secrets that I should have kept?
Did I eat meat on Fridays during lent or on Ash Wednesday?
Did I fast as required on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday?
Did I fail to receive Holy Communion during the Easter Season?
Did I fail to confess my sins at least once a year?
Did I go to Holy Communion in the state of mortal sin?
Did I go to Holy Communion without fasting for one hour or more from food and drink (water and medicine are permitted)?
Did I make a bad confession?
Did I deliberately not tell all the sins I committed during one of my Confessions?
Did I fail to contribute to the support of the Church?
I. I am the Lord Thy God. Thou shall not have strange gods before Me.
II. Thou shall not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain.
III. Remember to keep holy the Lord's Day.
IV. Honor thy father and thy mother.
V. Thou shall not kill.
VI. Thou shall not commit adultery.
VII. Thou shall not steal.
VIII. Thou shall not bear false witness.
IX. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife.
X. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's goods.
I. You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, with your whole soul and with all your mind.
II. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
1. You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on Holy Days of Obligation and rest from servile labor.
2. You shall confess your sins at least once a year.
3. You shall receive the Sacraments of the Eucharist at least during the Easter Season.
4. You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church.
5. You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church.
To feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, visit the imprisoned, shelter the homeless, visit the sick and bury the dead.
To admonish the sinner, instruct the ignorant, counsel the doubtful, comfort the sorrowful, bear wrongs patiently, forgive all injuries and pray for the living and the dead
Joy, Long-Suffering, Charity, Humility, Peace, Fidelity, Patience, Modesty, Kindness, Continence, Goodness and Chastity.
A Sacrament is an outward, visible sign instituted by Jesus Christ that gives the grace it signifies.