As a shift worker, I get days confused fairly easily. This morning, I mistakenly consumed a breakfast containing meat.
Now I know I’ve committed no mortal sin, because it was in no way intentional, and I fully intend to go to reconciliation for my oversight. Furthermore, because I have been trying to answer the following question all day, I’ve discovered my practice of abstaining on Friday has not been what it should be, and I will be amending my observance.
My question is this: I cannot get to confession before Mass on Sunday, due to my work schedule. May I receive Communion at Mass before I can get to confession?