A man came in for confession:
Man: Fr. I have sinned, I went to the lumber yard and stole some wood to make a project at home, but now I'm sorry I did it.
Priest: Well, I see that you are sorry, so say a couple of decades of the rosary and don't steal from the lumber yard again.
A WEEK LATER
The man comes in for confession again:
Man: Fr. I have sinned, I went to the lumber yard and stole some wood to make another project at home, I know I was sorry last week, but I'm really sorry now and won't do it again.
Priest: Well, seeing that you are sorry, but you did it again, this time you will pray entire rosary for your penance and don't steal again.
ANOTHER WEEK LATER:
The same man comes in for confession again:
Man: I did it again, Fr. I went out and stole wood from the lumber yard, but I'm really really sorry I did it and I won't do it again.
Priest: Why did you do this again? I told you not to and still you did it again! Well, now I'm going to have you make a novena, do you know how to make a novena?
Man: No, Fr., but it you tell me how to make one, I know where I can get the wood for it!!