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The priest, who is the representative of Jesus Christ, descends the altar steps and purifies himself by the confession of his sins and by sentiments of contrition.
Following his example, I should purify myself by acts of humility and of repentance for my faults.
I confess to Almighty God, . . . Act of Contrition.