The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the greatest graces that we can receive again and again in our life - it truly renews the soul, completely unburdens it, leaving it without the debts of the past, accepted in love, and equipped with new strength.  God is merciful, and he desires nothing more earnestly than for us to lay claim to his mercy.  Someone who has gone to confession turns a clean, new page in the book of his/her life.

Fargo Area Reconciliation Services Multiple priests will be available at each service to hear Confessions

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Sunday, March 31 @ 4:00 p.m.

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

1420 7th St N, Fargo


Tuesday, April 2 @ 7:00 p.m.

Holy Cross Catholic Church

2711 7th St E, West Fargo


Thursday, April 4 @ 7:00 p.m.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

210 5th Ave W, West Fargo


Tuesday, April 9 @ 7:00 p.m.

Saints Anne & Joachim Catholic Church

5202 25th St S, Fargo


Thursday, April 11 @ 7:00 p.m.

Nativity Catholic Church

1825 11th St S, Fargo


Sunday, April 14 @ 4:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Cathedral

619 7th St N, Fargo


Tuesday, April 16 @ 7:00 p.m.

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church

710 10th St S, Fargo

Sacrament of reconciliation for teens

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Examination of Conscience for Middle Schoolers

  1st Commandment: Thou shall have no other God but Me

  • For      the times I have turned my back on you, Lord
  • For      the times I have failed to recognize your Greatness
  • For      the times I have failed to love You with all my heart
  • For      the times I have idolized myself instead of worshipping You
  • For      making things, money, or people more important than You
  • For      not making time to try to understand Scriptures better
  • For      not accepting Church tradition and Church authority
  • For      only listening to the convenient parts of Your message
  • For      closing my heart to the guidance of Your Spirit
  • For      being ashamed to show my religious convictions
  • For      begin uninformed about my faith because of laziness
  • For      believing in superstition, astrology, witchcraft, Ouija boards, or tarot      cards.

2nd Commandment: Thou shall not use the name of God in vain

  • For      using Your name in vain, Lord
  • For      times I have used Your name lightly, without respect
  • For      the times I have hurt You and others with foul language
  • For      the times I committed perjury? (lying under oath)

3rd Commandment: Thou shall keep the Sabbath holy

  • For      the times I deliberately missed Mass on Sundays or Holy Days of      Obligation? 
  • For      the times I failed to observe Sunday as a family day and a day of rest? 
  • For      my unwillingness to dedicate time to pray
  • For      praying mechanically and without conviction
  • For      all the times I was not mentally present at Mass
  • For      the times I have not taken part in Mass because of laziness
  • For      receiving Holy Communion when I was in a state of grave sin

4th Commandment: Thou shall honor thy mother and father

  • For      not trying to understand my parents
  • For      disrespecting or disobeying my parents, teachers, or others in authority
  • For      not loving my parents and for taking them for granted
  • For      neglecting my duties as a family member and as a student
  • For      times when I have been impatient at home
  • For      being uncharitable toward my brothers and sisters
  • For      being a bad influence instead of a good role model for my younger siblings

5th Commandment: Thou shall not kill

  • For      all the times I have wished evil upon someone
  • For      giving people the cold shoulder
  • For      the moments I have hurt others with my words and actions
  • For      the times I have refused to help those in need
  • For      feeling sorry for myself excessively
  • For      refusing to forgive myself and others
  • For      not challenging myself and being lazy at home or work

5th Commandment: Thou shall not kill (continued)

  • For      the times I have physically harmed someone? 
  • For      the times I abused alcohol or drugs? 
  • For      the times I have given scandal to someone, thereby leading them into sin? 
  • For      the times I been angry or resentful? 
  • For      the times I seriously entertained the thought of suicide, or attempted      suicide?
  • For      the times I have been a bigot (hatred for person of other races)

6th Commandment: Thou shall not commit adultery

9th Commandment: Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife

  • For      the times I engaged in any sexual activity outside of marriage? 
  • For      the times I dressed or acted in a manner intended to cause arousal in      another?
  • For      the times I freely and deliberately entertained impure thoughts?
  • For      the times I looked at pornography
  • For      the times I masturbated
  • For      the times I engaged in immoral conversations
  • For      failing to avoid situations that lead to sexual involvement
  • For      having neglected my human dignity and that of others
  • For      the times I have misused the gift of my sexuality alone or with others

7th Commandment: Thou shall not steal

10th Commandment: Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s goods

  • For      the times I have cheated
  • For      the times I have stolen
  • For      being careless toward others and abusing their property
  • For      wasting food and natural resources
  • For      being jealous of others’ looks, friends or possessions
  • For      forgetting the poor
  • For      the greed that makes me want so many useless things
  • For      the times I have spread rumors or gossiped
  • For      ridiculing others in front of them or behind their back
  • For      the times I failed to pay my debts promptly? 
  • For      the times I violated copyright laws and unlawfully downloaded music or      movies?

8th Commandment: Thou shall not bear false witness (lie)

  • For      lying
  • For      playing games with the truth in order to be accepted
  • For      not standing up for my beliefs in order to be accepted
  • For      hypocrisy in my words and actions
  • For      the times I have been too proud to admit I was wrong
  • For      the times I have been prejudiced or judged people
  • For      taking advantage of others, using them for my own good
  • For      not keeping my promises
  • For      the times I have been sarcastic at the expense of others
  • For      causing ill-feelings between others
  • For      hurting others’ feelings on purpose or through neglect
  • For      the lack of trust and confidence in myself
  • For      failing to see You in myself and in others, especially those I do not like

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Examination of Conscience for High School Teens

 1st Commandment: Thou shall have no other God but Me

  • For      the times I have turned my back on you, Lord
  • For      the times I have failed to recognize your Greatness
  • For      the times I have failed to love You with all my heart
  • For      the times I have idolized myself instead of worshipping You
  • For      making things, money, or people more important than You
  • For      not making time to try to understand Scriptures better
  • For      not accepting Church tradition and Church authority
  • For      only listening to the convenient parts of Your message
  • For      closing my heart to the guidance of Your Spirit
  • For      being ashamed to show my religious convictions
  • For      begin uninformed about my faith because of laziness
  • For      believing in superstition, astrology, witchcraft, Ouija boards, or tarot      cards.

2nd Commandment: Thou shall not use the name of God in vain

  • For      using Your name in vain, Lord
  • For      times I have used Your name lightly, without respect
  • For      the times I have hurt You and others with foul language
  • For      the times I committed perjury? (lying under oath)

3rd Commandment: Thou shall keep the Sabbath holy

  • For      the times I deliberately missed Mass on Sundays or Holy Days of Obligation?      
  • For      the times I failed to observe Sunday as a family day and a day of rest? 
  • For      my unwillingness to dedicate time to pray
  • For      praying mechanically and without conviction
  • For      all the times I was not mentally present at Mass
  • For      the times I have not taken part in Mass because of laziness
  • For      receiving Holy Communion when I was in a state of grave sin

4th Commandment: Thou shall honor thy mother and father

  • For      not trying to understand my parents
  • For      disrespecting or disobeying my parents, teachers, or others in authority
  • For      not loving my parents and for taking them for granted
  • For      neglecting my duties as a family member and as a student
  • For      times when I have been impatient at home
  • For      being uncharitable toward my brothers and sisters
  • For      being a bad influence instead of a good role model for my younger siblings

5th Commandment: Thou shall not kill

  • For      all the times I have wished evil upon someone
  • For      giving people the cold shoulder
  • For      the moments I have hurt others with my words and actions
  • For      the times I have refused to help those in need
  • For      feeling sorry for myself excessively
  • For      refusing to forgive myself and others
  • For      not challenging myself and being lazy at home or work

5th Commandment: Thou shall not kill (continued)

  • For      anytime I had an abortion or encouraged someone to have an abortion? 
  • For      the times I have physically harmed someone? 
  • For      the times I abused alcohol or drugs? 
  • For      the times I have driven under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
  • For      the times I have given scandal to someone, thereby leading them into sin? 
  • For      the times I been angry or resentful? 
  • For      the times I seriously entertained the thought of suicide, or attempted      suicide?
  • For      the times I have been a bigot (hatred for person of other races)

6th Commandment: Thou shall not commit adultery

9th Commandment: Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife

  • For      the times I engaged in any sexual activity outside of marriage? 
  • For      the times I dressed or acted in a manner intended to cause arousal in      another?
  • For      the times I freely and deliberately entertained impure thoughts?
  • For      the times I have been guilty of any homosexual activity? 
  • For      the times I looked at pornography
  • For      the times I masturbated
  • For      the times I engaged in immoral conversations
  • For      failing to avoid situations that lead to sexual involvement
  • For      having neglected my human dignity and that of others
  • For      the times I have misused the gift of my sexuality alone or with others

7th Commandment: Thou shall not steal

10th Commandment: Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s goods

  • For      the times I have cheated
  • For      the times I have stolen
  • For      being careless toward others and abusing their property
  • For      wasting food and natural resources
  • For      being jealous of others’ looks, friends or possessions
  • For      forgetting the poor
  • For      the greed that makes me want so many useless things
  • For      the times I have spread rumors or gossiped
  • For      ridiculing others in front of them or behind their back
  • For      the times I failed to pay my debts promptly? 
  • For      the times I violated copyright laws and unlawfully downloaded music or      movies?

8th Commandment: Thou shall not bear false witness (lie)

  • For      lying
  • For      playing games with the truth in order to be accepted
  • For      not standing up for my beliefs in order to be accepted
  • For      hypocrisy in my words and actions
  • For      the times I have been too proud to admit I was wrong
  • For      the times I have been prejudiced or judged people
  • For      taking advantage of others, using them for my own good
  • For      not keeping my promises
  • For      the times I have been sarcastic at the expense of others
  • For      causing ill-feelings between others
  • For      hurting others’ feelings on purpose or through neglect
  • For      the lack of trust and confidence in myself
  • For      failing to see You in myself and in others, especially those I do not like