hey everyone, quick question here..
i'm going through RCIA and reading and studying on my own and was under the impression that baptism is the entrance way into the Sacraments of the Church..Meaning, it's the first step..
now, some in my RCIA have not yet been baptized and will receive it during the Easter Vigil prior to Confirmation and Eucharist..
today, our RCIA facilitator explained that we will all take our first Confession / Reconciliation prior to the Easter Vigil (and prior to Baptism for those unBaptized in the class)..
i am now very confused because i know the CCC teaches that Baptism removes a person's sins to date..so why is Confession / Reconciliation necessary before one is Baptized? i totally get why the already Baptized go to confession prior to receiving the Sacraments but do the unBaptized need to?? and if they do, why?
i asked these same questions of my facilitator who said it's always done this way, everyone goes to Confession prior to Easter Vigil regardless of whether or not they've been Baptized, but he would speak to the head of the RCIA group for a clarification..
thanks for your help