Examination of Conscience

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“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church on the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (1422)

Lent is a time for radical change and conversion of hearts.

Let us try earnestly to make necessary changes in our attitudes and lives by repenting for our sins and thus making reparations for the sins committed and also for the ‘sin of omission’.

Examination of conscience

To make a meaningful confession, we must prepare by examining our conscience.

This simply means that we review our past thoughts, words, actions and intentions so that we will be able to confess our sins before the Priests.

The depth and nature of this examination will vary with our age and stage in life.

Guides to Examination of Conscience to view, download or print

For Grades 2-3

For Grades 4-6

For Teens

For Young Adults

For Single Persons

For Married People

For Older People

For Those who are Sick

For Those who have been Away a Long Time or Making First Adult Confession

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