Hi everyone…so last night I went with my young adult group to a special Mass for young adults. It’s a recurring youth event and it is a lot of fun, we have been to it many times. THe music is usually tolerable (guitar or keyboard, which is not my choice, but it’s not too obnoxious). However last night was crazy. We had lovely Adoration and sang Tantum Ergo, but then for the Mass they had this three person band right up front, three feet fro me, with speakers blaring, with keyboard, guitar, and this bongo drum that had fur and a tribal carving on it. The music was played in an almost show-tune kind of way,and really detracted from the Mass. It was awful…and we had along an 18 year old girl who did not even go to Communion because she was so upset.
I plan on emailing the priest about this…my question is regarding receiving Communion if one is very upset. I received anyway because I have been taught that the only time you should refrain is if you know you are in mortal sin, and that it would be a mortal sin to not receive while at Mass if you are in a state of grace. Is this correct? Or should I not have received either, and if so, was this a sin? (Also, if anyone has tips on how to write the priest about this in a charitable manner that still gets the point across, I would appreciate that too.)
Thank you in advance!