An Examination of Conscience for Confession

Am I faithful to daily prayer?
When I pray, do I seek God’s will or
my own?
 Do I attend Mass every Sunday and
Holy Day of Obligation?
 Am I willfully distracted during the
Mass, coming late and
leaving early?
 Do I keep the Lord’s Day holy by
observing it as a day of rest?
 Have I set aside resources for the
financial support of my parish?
 Do I volunteer my time and talent in
service to others?
 Do I trust in God’s loving care for
me or do I doubt Him?
 Do I make an effort to read
Scripture and learn more about
my faith?
 Have I been angry with God?
Myself or others?
 Have I failed to love others and to
be of service to my fellow man?
 Am I guilty of judging others?
Discrimination? Racism?
 Have I been impatient with others?
Intolerant? A gossip?
 Am I nursing grudges and
resentments and refusing
to forgive?
 Have I been quick to point out the
faults of others, overlooking
my own?
 Am I guilty of pride, considering
myself better than everyone else?
 Have I refused to help someone
when asked?
 Have I abused animals because of
cruelty and neglect?
 Do I cherish and care for my body
as a temple of the Holy Spirit,
keeping myself pure, eating
properly, getting exercise and
enough rest?
 Do I take pleasure in pornography
or inappropriate movies and TV?
 Am I guilty of acts of impurity by
myself or with others? Infidelity?
Pre-marital sex? Contraception?
 Have I caused others to sin or failed
to set a good example?
 Have I been wasteful? Greedy?
Envious of others?
 Am I open and generous in sharing
the gifts that God has given to me?
 Do I live up to the responsibilities of
my state in life? As a spouse? A
parent? A co-worker? Student?
Obeying one’s parents?
 Am I unwilling to say “yes” to what
God wants me to do?
 Have I broken God’s
Commandments? Taken His Holy
Name in vain?
 Do I tell lies, either to avoid getting
into trouble or to make others
like me?
 Have I ever had an abortion or
helped someone else to kill
their child?
 Do I steal, taking things that do not
belong to me?
 Do I keep the promises I make to
God and other people?
 Have I refrained from eating meat
on the Fridays of Lent?
 Have I been lazy? Am I guilty of
sins of omission?
Wreaths Across America
St. John Cemetery will host its second annual wreath-laying ceremony with local
Veterans next Saturday, December 15, at 12 noon, joining more than 1,400 other locations
across the country. If you would like to sponsor a wreath for
$15, visit or send a check payable to
Wreaths Across America to St. John Cemetery, 403 East South
Street, Jackson MI 49203. All funds go to purchase wreaths for
Veterans buried in St. John Cemetery. For more information
call 783-1728.