Confession Schedule

Saturdays 3:30 – 4:30 pm
By appointment Call Parish Office at (703) 455-2400 to schedule with a Priest

NO CONFESSIONS on Holy Saturday, March 30.

Examination of Conscience

How to Go to Confession

  1. Examination of Conscience: Reflect on sins committed
  2. Introduction: Together, you and the priest will make the Sign of the Cross. Then begin by saying: “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been [give days, months, or years] since my last confession
  3. Confession:  List sins committed
  4. Penance: The priest will suggest something for you to do or pray
  5. Act of Contrition:  You will pray the Act of Contrition aloud with the priest
  6. Absolution:  The priest will extend his hands towards you and say the Prayer of Absolution
  7. Conclusion:  The priest will conclude the sacrament often saying, “Go in peace.”  Don’t forget to do your penance
Confession Guide

The Light is ON for you

During Lent: The Light is ON is an initiative of the Archdiocese of Washington and the Diocese of Arlington where all Catholic churches across the DC metro area are open for quiet prayer and Confession. Visit their website below to locate confession times and locations near you!

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