Welcome to Clip from Spiral logo

Interactive video lesson plan for: How to Go to Confession

Activity overview:

Nutella Bread Recipe:

Watch more Christian Beliefs, Prayer & Practice videos:

Reconciliation, or penance, is one of Catholicism's seven sacraments, and followers are expected to go to confession at least once a year. Rest assured that the priest, bound by the seal of confession, will not divulge your sins.

Step 1: Examine actions since last confession
Examine your actions since your last confession. Reflect on those that have hurt other people or distanced you from God. Perhaps you’ve acted selfishly with a friend, or treated a family member unkindly. It goes without saying that you should already be reflecting on the heavy hitters, like adultery or theft.

Step 2: Find out confession schedule
Call your local church or consult the parish bulletin to find out when confessions are scheduled. If necessary, you can also arrange a different time with a priest.

Step 3: Enter the confessional
Enter the confessional or the designated meeting place.

You do not have to be in a classic confessional to receive the sacrament of reconciliation.

Step 4: Greet the priest
Greet the priest.

Step 5: Tell priest last confession date
Say, "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It's been X days, months, or years since my last confession."

Step 6: Tell priest of hurtful actions
Tell the priest about the hurtful actions you thought about earlier.

Rather than giving him a laundry list of sins, take the opportunity to have an open dialogue with your confessor.

Step 7: Receive penance from priest
Receive your penance from the priest, which is usually some form of prayer or reconciliation with another person.

Step 8: Say the Act of Contrition
Say the Act of Contrition.

Step 9: Receive priest's absolution
Receive the priest's absolution, which frees you of your sins.

Step 10: Do your penance
Do your penance and resolve, as best you can, to avoid the same sins in the future.

Step 11: Celebrate your forgiveness
Celebrate your forgiveness—just try not to commit any sins while doing so.

Did You Know?
A priest cannot break the confessional seal under penalty of automatic excommunication—even to report a crime.

Tagged under: attend,catholic,catholics,catholocism,christian,christianity,confess,confessing,confession,DIY,Do It Yourself,Essential Skills,Instructional,Learn ,penance,reconciliation,religion,religious,spiritual,spirituality,Tips,tutorial

Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.

Add multiple choice quizzes, questions and browse hundreds of approved, video lesson ideas for Clip

Make YouTube one of your teaching aids - Works perfectly with lesson micro-teaching plans

Play this activity

1. Students enter a simple code

2. You play the video

3. The students comment

4. You review and reflect

* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities

Share on:

Share How to Go to Confession on Google+ Share How to Go to Confession on Twitter Share How to Go to Confession on Facebook Pin How to Go to Confession Email How to Go to Confession

Ready to see what else Spiral logo can do?

With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.


Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking


Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class

Team Up

Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices


Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes

1000s of teachers use Spiral to deliver awesome, engaging activities that capture students' understanding during lessons.

Now it's your turn Sign up

Spiral Reviews by Teachers and Digital Learning Coaches

Review of Spiral by teacher: Kathryn Laster @kklaster

Tried out the canvas response option on @SpiralEducation & it's so awesome! Add text or drawings AND annotate an image! #R10tech

Review of Spiral by teacher: Room 220 Math Stars @3rdgradeBCE

Using @SpiralEducation in class for math review. Student approved! Thumbs up! Thanks.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Miss Ord @ordmiss

Absolutely amazing collaboration from year 10 today. 100% engagement and constant smiles from all #lovetsla #spiral

Review of Spiral by teacher: Adam J. Stryker @strykerstennis

Students show better Interpersonal Writing skills than Speaking via @SpiralEducation Great #data #langchat folks!

Review of Spiral by teacher: Dr Ayla Göl @iladylayla

A good tool for supporting active #learning.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Brett Erenberg @BrettErenberg

The Team Up app is unlike anything I have ever seen. You left NOTHING out! So impressed!

Get the Clip Chrome Extension & Create Video Lessons in Seconds

Add Clip to Chrome