Do you go to confession?

Do you go to confession?  Do you still go to a priest one on one?  Or do you just do the Communal Confession at Mass?

One of my Facebook followers sent me this message:

Hi there,
Been trying to find some pages “Catholic related” came across yours.  I am in my late 40’s raising Catholic children in today’s world.  I have a son who just made his First Communion and a daughter making her Confirmation this coming May.  I am pretty active with the children’s education in our parish.  Mostly the younger children.  My daughter has recently asked me how many people now a days really go to a priest one on one for confession?  I am at a loss, I really can not give her an answer.  Most people I know just make point to go to Communal Confession.  Have you ever made a post of a “honest survey” of that topic?  Thank you and I really like your page.

I must “confess” here that I haven’t been to confession in a very long time.  Why?  I don’t know.  I certainly could use it.  Can’t we all?  So why don’t we go?  Are we embarrassed?  Uncomfortable?

Confession is an act of honesty and courage – an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God. – Pope Saint John Paul II

A priest once told me he’s rarely shocked at what he hears in the confessional.  He just wants people to take part in the sacrament and feel God’s healing.

Homer at confession

So here’s what I would ask of all of you:  Do you go to confession?  You can respond in the comments, my Facebook page or Twitter.  Like and share this post so others can participate, too.

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