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ConfessionPrayer is personal just as much as it is communal. However, prayer is not always an easy experience, and a little training to aid communication with God, certainly doesn't harm anybody. The University Chapel is an ideal space away from the hustle and bustle of campus, to find some time alone with God. It is open daily from 07:15 till late till 20:00.

So if you need just a little boost to enhance your prayer life, or even if you have forgotten completely how to calm down and listen to the Lord, but would love to give it a try, a team of Jesuit priests is ready to listen to you and help you develop your spiritual life. They can also be contacted for confession or even if you just need someone to talk to.

 

 Jesuits available for Confessions/Guidance

Name
Availability
Contact
Fr Michael Bugeja
Daily
2340 2341
Fr Arthur Vella
Thursdays
2340 2113
 Fr Chris Vella Mondays and Wednesdays before/after 12:30 Mass2340 2341
 

They all reside at the Jesuit Residence (Dar P. Manwel Magri) next door to the Chaplaincy and may be contacted on +356 21 344349. 

Other priests, religious or lay persons, male or female, are available for spiritual direction. For more information you can contact us here.

How to prepare for a good Confession

The Examination of Conscience 

An examination of conscience is the act of looking prayerfully into our hearts to ask how we have hurt our relationships with God and other people through our thoughts, words, and actions. We reflect on the Ten Commandments and the teachings of the Church. The questions below help us in our examination of conscience.


My Relationship With God


What steps am I taking to help me grow closer to God and to others? Do I turn to God often during the day, especially when I am tempted?


Do I participate at Mass with attention and devotion on Sundays and holy days? Do I pray often and read the Bible?


Do I use God's name and the names of Jesus, Mary, and the saints with love and reverence? 


My Relationships With Family, Friends, and Neighbours


Have I set a bad example through my words or actions? Do I treat others fairly? Do I spread stories that hurt other people?


Am I loving of those in my family? Am I respectful of my neighbors, my friends, and those in authority?


Do I show respect for my body and for the bodies of others? Do I keep away from forms of entertainment that do not respect God's gift of sexuality?


Have I taken or damaged anything that did not belong to me? Have I cheated, copied homework, or lied?


Do I quarrel with others just so I can get my own way? Do I insult others to try to make them think they are less than I am? Do I hold grudges and try to hurt people who I think have hurt me?

 

The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation includes the following steps:


1. The priest greets us, and we pray the Sign of the Cross. He invites us to trust in God. He may read God's Word with us.


2. We confess our sins. The priest may help and counsel us.


3. The priest gives us a penance to perform. Penance is an act of kindness or prayers to pray, or both.


4. The priest asks us to express our sorrow, usually by reciting the Act of Contrition.


5. We receive absolution. The priest says, “I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” We respond, “Amen.”


6. The priest dismisses us by saying, “Go in peace.” We go forth to perform the act of penance he has given us.

 

Taken from: Loyola Press 

 


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