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 speak with the priest about our sins. The depth and nature of this examination will vary with our age and stage in life.
Here are some guides to Examination of Conscience that you can download and print:
For Grades 2-3
For Grades 4-6
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
For more helpful videos, visit our Reconciliation Videos page.