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I wanted to thank you for answering my question. It makes me feel a lot better, I am a little uneasy about it seems i am 27 years old and have never been to Confession before but you helped me feel better about it. Thank You again. Heather Malagon
-- Heather Malagon (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 01, 2002
Just out of curiosity (don't answer if you don't want to) but were you raised Catholic? If not, have you been baptized?
If you're 27 and have never been to confession, I suggest meeting with a priest to discuss your situation before showing up at the confessional. If all's well, I'm sure he'd be willing to hear your confession right then & there, if that's what you want. If there are other things you need to take care of first, he'll guide you through that, too. God bless.
-- jake (email@example.com), August 01, 2002.
You are very welcome, glad I could be of some help, but please listen to what jake says above. You cannot just up and go to confession. One must be baptized first. And usually first confession precedes First Holy Communion, and to receive either of these sacraments one is supposed to have been prepared beforehand.
Although I do know a lady who told me once, "My kids did not receive their first confession until fifth grade (although they had received First Communion in the second) and have not been back since." She almost laughed about it, but I guess this is the case with a lot of people. So, regardless of your case, it may be best to talk to your parish priest first.
-- Isabel (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 01, 2002.