Confession: the Best Part of the Day Print
Written by Sherry   
Tuesday, 03 April 2007 06:58
Apropos of Fr. Mike's post below, comes this description from Confessions of a Catholic School Teacher of taking a group of middle school students through Reconciliation as part of a retreat.

"It was absolutely amazing: Many of the students had never gone through the sacrament before. 7 priests responded and were able to hear confessions after the brief communal celebration. Although students were told it was optional, fully 95% chose to participate. Some cried; others laughed nervously; many paced and asked a million last-minute questions. But they went. And--most incredibly of all--on the evaluation form I asked them to fill out at the end of the day, many asked to have the experience repeated. Many listed it as the most positive part of the day."