Is that a pamphlet that you can just hand to the Priest?
If your priest hasn't been to Confession for a while, what could it hurt him?
>>Is that a pamphlet that you can just hand to the Priest?<<
A checklist! That's the ticket!
No. The pamphlet is a step by step guide to Confession, including the Act of Contrition. The Act of Contrition is a very important prayer. It asks God to forgive us and bring us closer to Him. Catholics should pray it on a daily basis.
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee,
and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven, and the pains of hell;
but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life.
However, if you are a registered Democrat, you will be refused absolution