Remember, first, that in the sacrament you are fundamentally talking to God through the priest. God loves you, wishes to forgive you, and desires to embrace you with the joy with which the prodigal son was embraced in Jesus’ parable (Luke 15:11-32).

Moreover, know that you will not say anything that the priest has not heard before. Do not be afraid.

If you are nervous, please just tell the priest that you are nervous and he will help you. The priest has done this before!

Click here to watch a Youtube on the Prodigal Son (for kids).