Confession: The Basics

In this section, we provide the basics on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Our material answers some of those frequently asked questions. How often should I go to Confession? How do I deal with nerves? We also highlight what's involved in Confession and how you can prepare properly. 


How Often?

Catholics are required to receive the Sacrament at least once per year. However, if you are aware of having committed any mortal (serious) sin, you should re...Read more



Sometimes we get nervous about going to confession. But don’t let nerves or fear hold you back. However long it has been, however bad the sin, however embarr...Read more



An Examination of Conscience is simply a list of some of the ways that we can love God and our neighbour, and some of the ways we can fail to love through si...Read more

The Steps

How to prepare, what to say and penance

So what's involved in Confession and how do you prepare properly? This article gives you the steps - before, during, after - and helps you to use the Sacrament to get closer to God. 

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