Lenten Penitential Service & Confession Schedule 2018

PARISHES
(Paroki)堂口
PENITENTIAL SERVICE
(Sembiang Muai Penyalah) 集体忏悔礼仪
INDIVIDUAL CONFESSION
(Muai Penyalah)
个人告解
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Sibu12 March : 7.15pm (Man)
13 March : 7.15pm (Eng)
14 March : 7.15pm (Iban)

24 March
4:00pm - 5:00pm

26 March
9:00am - 11:30am;
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Church of St. Mary of Divine Mercy, Sibu15 March : 7.30pm (Eng)
Chapel of St. Michael, Sibu Jaya16 March : 7.15pm (Iban)
Church of St. Charles, Selangau 17 March (Tamin)
2.00pm - 4.00pm

24 March (Sekuau)
2.00 - 4.00pm

25 March (Selangau)
2.00 - 4.00pm
Church of St. Teresa’s Church, Sibu26 - 28 March
6.00pm - 8.00pm (Man)
Church of St. Peter & Paul, Mukah25 - 28 March:
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Church of St. Bernard, Dalat27 March:
9.00am - 10.30am
4.00pm - 5.30pm

28 March:
9.00-10.30am
4.00-5.30pm
Church of St. Anthony, Sarikei 26 - 28 March (Sarikei)
6.00pm - 8.00pm

Every Sunday of Lent (Pakan):
8.30am - 9.30am
Church of Christ the King, Bintangor27 March:
6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
28 March
9.00 am - 11.00 am 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Church of St. Alphonsus, Julau23 March:
6.45pm - 9.00pm

24 March:
9.00am - 11.00am
3.00pm - 5.00pm
Church of St. Francis Xavier, Kanowit 12 - 13 March:
9.00am - 11.00am
2.00pm - 4.00pm
7.00 - 9.00pm
Church of Mary Immaculate Conception, Kapit16 March:
7.30pm
(After Station of the Cross)
17 March:
9:00 - 11:00am;
2.00 - 5.00pm
7.00 - 9.00pm
Church of St. Herbert, Song22 March:
7.00pm - 9.00pm

23March:
9.00am - 10.00am
6.30pm - 7.30pm

Confession Guide for Adults

EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE

1. I am the Lord your God. You shall not have strange gods before me.
-Do I give God time every day in prayer?
-Do I seek to love Him with my whole heart?
-Have I been involved with superstitious practices or have I been involved with the occult?
-Do I seek to surrender myself to God´s word as taught by the Church?
-Have I ever received communion in the state of mortal sin?
-Have I ever deliberately told a lie in Confession or have I withheld a mortal sin from the priest in Confession?
-Are there other “gods” in my life? Money, Security, Power, People, etc.?

2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
-Have I used God´s name in vain: lightly or carelessly?
-Have I been angry with God?
-Have I wished evil upon any other person?
-Have I insulted a sacred person or abused a sacred object?

3. Remember to keep holy the Lord´s Day.
-Have I deliberately missed Mass on Sundays or Holy Days of Obligation?
-Have I tried to observe Sunday as a family day and a day of rest?
-Do I do needless work on Sunday?

4. Honor your father and your mother.
-Do I honor and obey my parents?
-Have I neglected my duties to my spouse and children?
-Have I given my family good religious example?
-Do I try to bring peace into my home life?
-Do I care for my aged and infirm relatives?

5. You shall not kill.
-Have I had an abortion or encouraged or helped anyone to have an abortion?
-Have I physically harmed anyone?
-Have I abused alcohol or drugs?
-Did I give scandal to anyone, thereby leading him or her into sin?
-Have I been angry or resentful?
-Have I harbored hatred in my heart?
-Have I mutilated myself through any form of sterilization?
-Have I encouraged or condoned sterilization?
-Have I engaged, in any way, in sins against humanlife such as artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization?
-Have I participated in or approved of euthanasia?

6. You shall not commit adultery.
-Have I been faithful to my marriage vows in thought and action?
-Have I engaged in any sexual activity outside of marriage?
-Have I used any method of contraception or artificial birth control in my marriage?
-Has each sexual act in my marriage been open to the transmission of new life?
-Have I been guilty of masturbation?
-Do I seek to control my thoughts and imaginations?
-Have I respected all members of the opposite sex, or have I thought of other people as mere objects?
-Have I been guilty of any homosexual activity?
-Do I seek to be chaste in my thoughts, words,actions?
-Am I careful to dress modestly?

7. You shall not steal.
-Have I stolen what is not mine?
-Have I returned or made restitution for what I have stolen?
-Do I waste time at work, school, and home?
-Do I gamble excessively, thereby denying my family of their needs?
-Do I pay my debts promptly?
-Do I seek to share what I have with the poor?
-Have I cheated anyone out of what is justly theirs, for example creditors, insurance companies, big corporations?

8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
-Have I lied? Have I gossiped?
-Do I speak badly of others behind their back?
-Am I sincere in my dealings with others?
-Am I critical, negative or uncharitable in my thoughts of others?
-Do I keep secret what should be kept confidential?
-Have I injured the reputation of others by slanders?

9. You shall not desire your neighbor´s wife.
-Have I consented to impure thoughts?
-Have I caused them by impure reading, movies, television, conversation or curiosity?
-Do I pray at once to banish impure thoughts and temptations?
-Have I behaved in an inappropriate way with members of the opposite sex: flirting, being superficial, etc.?

10. You shall not desire your neighbor´s goods.
-Am I jealous of what other people have?
-Do I envy the families or possessions of others?
-Am I greedy or selfish?
-Are material possessions the purpose of my life?

A GUIDE TO CONFESSION
How to go to Confession

1. You always have the option to go to confession anonymously, that is, behind a screen or face to face, if you so desire.

2. After the priest greets you in the name of Christ, make the sign of the cross. He may choose to recite a reading from Scripture, after which you say: “Bless me Father for I have sinned. It has been (state how long) since my last confession. These are my sins.”

3. Tell your sins simply and honestly to the priest. You might even want to discuss the circumstances and the root causes of your sins and ask the priest for advice or direction.

4. Listen to the advice the priest gives you and accept the penance from him. Then make an Act of Contrition for your sins.

5. The priest will then dismiss you with the words of praise: “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. You respond: “For His mercy endures forever.” The priest will then conclude with:”The Lord has freed you from your sins. Go in peace.” And you respond by saying: “Thanks be to God.”

6. Spend some time with Our Lord thanking and praising Him for the gift of His mercy. Try to perform your penance as soon as possible.

PRAYER BEFORE CONFESSION
O most merciful God! Prostrate at your feet, I implore your forgiveness. I sincerely desire to leave all my evil ways and to confess my sins with all sincerity to you and to your priest. I am a sinner, have mercy on me, O Lord. Give me a lively faith and a firm hope in the Passion of my Redeemer. Give me, for your mercy´s sake a sorrow for having offended so good a God. Mary, my mother, refuge of sinners, pray for me that I may make a good confession. Amen.

AN ACT OF CONTRITION

Oh my God,
I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong
And failing to do good,
I have sinned against you
whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help,
to do penance,
to sin no more,
and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ
suffered and died for us.
In His name, my God, have mercy. Amen

省察的第一式:按天主十誡、聖教四規、七罪宗

天主十誡

第一誡:
不信天主。思疑天主的道理。參與彌撒時分心。無心聽道理。懶惰學道理。無心唸經,早晚全無唸經。在聖堂談笑失敬。不妥當劃十字聖號。雖然方便但是懶惰去領聖體。不妥當預備領聖體。不妥當預備告解。不敢承認自己是教友。信兆頭為吉凶。信異端邪神。做異端的事。閱讀相反信德的刊物。怨恨天主。褻瀆聖事、聖物。冒領聖體。進食前不唸經感謝天主。

第二誡:
發假誓願。無故指天主為證。說輕慢或侮辱天主、聖母、聖人的話。不踐行所許過的意願。拿天主、聖母、聖人的名字來開玩笑。

第三誡:
無大緣故或無教會寬免不參與主日或聖誕節、復活節等瞻禮的感恩祭,無緣故主日不罷工。

第四誡:
不聽父母、師長的正命。咒駡、抱怨、記恨、輕慢父母、師長。望父母早死。父母有病或困難時不照顧。不聽師長的善言善勸。說父母、親戚、師長或神長的是非。不照顧子女、下屬靈魂肉身的需要。不改正子女、下屬的毛病。給子女、下屬立壞表樣。虐待子女、下屬。對工人、下屬不公道,克扣他們應有的薪金,無理欠工人、下屬的薪金。

第五誡:
打架。打死或打傷人。同人吵鬧。恥笑人。激人忿怒。不同人和好。圖謀報仇。記恨別人。自己想死。毒言罵人。叫人不和睦。立壞表樣引人犯罪。傷害自己的身體。故意飲醉酒。吸麻醉品。服毒。墮胎。

第六、九誡:
故意想起邪念。沒有立刻退絕不潔的思想。故意想得著邪淫的機會。願意做非禮的事,但是沒有實行。故意說非禮的話。喜歡談論猥褻非禮的事。看猥褻不道德的刊物、書籍、電影或話劇。留心聽人說非禮的話。去邪淫不道德的地方。手淫、穿著不端正的服裝。結交壞朋友。離婚。與別人同居。納妾。

第七誡:
貪別人的東西。幫助別人偷東西。欺騙別人的錢。買或收藏別人偷來的東西。做不公道的生意。不送還借來的錢或物件。損壞別人的東西而不賠償。拾物不還。貪污。高利貸。剝削勞工….

第八誡:
說謊。做假證人。說別人的是非。無故洩露別人的罪。妄證別人。誣告別人。敗壞別人的名聲。

第十誡:
想得著不公道的財物。賭錢。貪圖分外的財物。想偷別人的東西。見財起心。

聖教四規

第一規:主日或當守慶節,如聖誕及聖母無原罪節日沒有參與彌撒。
第二規:沒有守聖教會規定的大齋或小齋。
第三規:整年一次也沒有去妥當告解和領聖體。
第四規:沒有按力量幫助聖教會的經費。

七罪宗

驕傲:慕求虛榮。貪圖人讚美。輕視別人。不肯認錯。欺負別人。誇讚自己。固執己見。同人爭氣。
慳吝:過分愛好和追求現世的財物。沒有惻隱之心。虐待勞工。用不公道的手段追求財物。不置備自己或家人所必需的物件。
迷色:追求無廉恥相反潔德的事。
憤怒:懷恨。記仇。咒駡。淩辱別人。沒有壓制自己的怒氣。
貪饕:只求貪圖口腹的快樂,對於飲食沒有節制。對於煙酒的嗜好沒有節制。
嫉妒:小氣。嫉妒別人的成功。喜歡別人做事失敗。別人受災害,自己的心喜歡。露出別人的毛病為損害別人的名聲。
懶惰:懶惰盡自己的本分。荒廢時間。無心學道理。無心改自己的毛病。