As a new Catholic I've only been once, but I know I need to go again -- and now I WANT to go, whereas before the first time it seemed like this big ordeal, especially because I had to talk about some sexual stuff. It's funny but now I need to talk about not going to mass the last three weeks, and I realize that's much bigger of a sin because it separates me from God.
Anyway, I kneeled in front of the partition, but afterward I walked around and thanked the Padre. He said I should have just come around and sat down, but I really did want to do it traditionally.
They have beautiful confessionals in this church, but I wish they had the old-timey booth with the little door and the screen. I always thought that was tres cool.
**and now I WANT to go**
If only we could all feel like this! God bless you.