From a reader…
A blessed Holy Week to you! I just had a question about proper attire for confession. We hear a lot about attire for Mass, rightly so, but I’m wondering if we should dress up for other sacraments, like confession? I understand that a lot of times people are in a rush when going to confession and may be coming from work, school, etc. Do you think it is wrong to wear jeans or casual clothing?
Is it wrong to go to confession in your … dungarees? No.
Is it right to dress better to go to confession? Yes.
If we were about to be baptized, confirmed, given 1st Communion, married, ordained, … let’s leave aside anointed … you would dress in a fitting way.
Sacraments are great mysteries. They are encounters with Mystery itself.
What a great mystery it is that when we confess our sins and receive Christ’s absolution from the alter Christus our sins are taken away, washed clean in the Blood of the Lamb.
GO TO CONFESSION!