What's the best way to prepare for a general confession?


Full Question

I'd like to make a general confession. How do I prepare? Should I go during scheduled confession times and tell the priest when I enter the confessional, or should I make an appointment? Should I make a list or will the priest ask me questions?

Answer

It would be good to make an appointment. During a regularly scheduled time for confessions, people might have to wait an inordinately long time in line. By all means, make a list. It is difficult to remember most sins from such a long period of time. The priest will help you if you have trouble. Be sure to destroy the list when you are done.


Fr. Vincent Serpa O.P.