Session 3: At Home This Week
Act of Contrition from the Rite (1975)
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.
A simple Act of Contrition
I am very sorry for any ways that I failed to love and committed sins.
I'm sorry because I know you love me very much.
I promise to do better and I know you will help me.
The traditional Act of Contrition
O my God,
I am heartily sorry for having offended thee and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because they offend thee, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life.
Teaching Your Child to Apologize
Here is a short video you may find helpful with tips on how to teach kids how to say they are sorry.