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Homilies and 10-Year Parish Vision
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Examination of Conscience: 1) What have I done right - give thanks to God for this 2) What have I done wrong - repent of this 3) What specific thing can I do better (tomorrow) so that I can improve Make an Act of Contrition 2nd Examination Mary Vendencia’s testimony https://youtu.be/AvV2Gvbkopg?si=bzSbBb2kF_hV4jiY Abbreviated (from the original) Examine Your Conscience The First Commandment Have I performed my duties towards God reluctantly or grudgingly? Do I recite my usual prayers? Did I receive Holy Communion in the state of mortal sin or without the necessary preparation? Did I miss the one-hour Eucharistic fast? Did I fail to mention some grave sin in my previous confessions? Did I seriously believe in superstition or engage in superstitious practices (fortune-telling, horoscopes, faith-healing, etc.)? Did I seriously doubt in matters of Faith? Did I put my Faith in danger by reading books, pamphlets, or magazines which contain errors or are contrary to Catholic faith and morals? Did I endanger my Faith by joining or attending meetings and activities of organizations contrary to the Church or to the Catholic faith (Protestant services, non-Catholic prayermeetings, the Communist Party, Freemasonry, “weird” cults and other religions)? The Second Commandment Do I try my best to fulfill the promises and resolutions which I make to God? Did I take the name of God in vain? Did I make use of God’s name mockingly, jokingly, angrily or in any other irreverent manner? Did I make use of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s name or the saints’ names mockingly, jokingly, angrily or in any other irreverent manner? Have I been a sponsor in baptism and ceremonies outside the Catholic Church? The Third Commandment Did I miss Mass on Sundays or Holy days of obligation? Did I allow myself to be distracted during Mass, by not paying attention, looking around out of curiosity, etc.? Have I arrived at Mass so late without sufficient reason that I failed to fulfill the Sunday obligation? Did I misbehave or have an improper posture or dress in church, or caused others to get distracted? Do I generously help the Church in her necessities to the extent that I am able? Do I fast and abstain on the days prescribed by the Church? Have I done any work or businesses that would inhibit the worship due to God, the joy proper to the Lord’s Day The Fourth Commandment (For Parents) Have I neglected to teach my children their prayers, send them to church and give them a Christian education? Have I given them bad example? Did I neglect to watch over my children: the companions they have, the books they read, movies and TV shows they watch? Have I neglected to help my parents in their needs? The Fifth Commandment Did I easily get angry or lose my temper? Was I envious or jealous of others? Did I neglect my health? Did I ever attempt to take my life? Have I mutilated myself or another? Did I get drunk or take prohibited drugs? Did I consent or actively take part in direct sterilization (“tubiligation”, vasectomy, etc.)? Did I consent, recommend, advise, or actively take part in an abortion? Am I aware that the Church punishes those who procure and achieve abortion with excommunication? The Sixth and Ninth Commandments Did I entertain indecent thoughts? Did I consent to evil desires against the virtue of purity, even though I may not have carried them out? Were there any circumstances which aggravated the sin: (the affinity with or the married state or the consecration to God of the person involved)? Did I engage in impure conversations? Did I start them? Do I take care of those details of modesty and decency which are the safeguards of purity? Did I entertain impure feelings? Did I willfully look at immodest pictures or cast immodest looks upon myself or others? Do I degrade human love by confusing it with selfishness or pleasure? Do I engage in acts that involve or lead to passions passionate kisses and prolonged embraces? (For Married People) Did I make improper use of marriage? Did I deprive my spouse of his (her) marital right? The Seventh and Tenth Commandments Did I steal any object or amount of money? How much was it worth? Did I give it back; or at least, have the intention to do so? Do I give alms according to my capacity? Am I envious of my neighbor’s goods? AM I diligent in my work and studies or do I give in to laziness or love of comfort? The Eight Commandment Did I tell lies? Did I repair any damage which may have resulted as a consequence of this? Have I unjustly accused others? Did I sin by detraction, that is, telling the faults of others without necessity? Did I sin by calumny, that is, telling derogatory lies about others? Did I judge others rashly or have suspected others falsely?