The observance of the Holy Week is something that should be done wholeheartedly. One must not observe Holy Week because it’s the time to do so. You cannot condition yourself in a short span of time that “I must repent on all my sins because it’s that time of the year.”
In my opinion, this kind of practice, which is prevalent among my age group, is a mistake. It only adds to your list of ‘sins’ which might be next in line to practicing premarital sex and single parenthood. The Catholic Church is forever backwards and it will remain that way. They will not change their arcane, archaic religious views and practices. That’s their role in this society, to be backward in order to make people realize certain truths.
So this Holy Week, I will not attend any recollection seminars because it’s the season. I will hear confession but not this week, I will hear confession when I am ready and when I am truly sorry for all the sins I have committed.
Therefore, I bid all those ‘practicing’ Catholics a blessed Holy Week and keep repenting until the week is over.