Go to bolded at the bottom for simple answer without reading the backstoryVVV
Back in Octobierish I got myself into masterbating. It was accidental at first because I didnt not realize what I was doing was masterbation, I was simply curious about it down there and decided to explore I guess, which I very much regret doing. When I found out what I was doing was a mortal sin (although in that case it was venial since I wasnt completely aware) I went to confession as soon as possible.I felt really dirty when I found out.
I lasted a while without doing it burt I kept getting into the mindset of those impure thoughts. Its been an off and on struggle. mostly on though. A month ago I did it again two days ina row and just recently I allowed myself to give into the sin instead of lovoing God and resisting.
I didnt completely realize that receiving communion with a mortal sin was a sin as well, although I did wonder and should have researched it so it doesn’t cancel out the sin. Ihavent gone to confession yet and i meant to before easter but didnt. I wasnt trying enough to prevent the sin in the first place and I know I need to go to confeession and I plan to try getting there tomorrow or saturday.
Sorry for the long backstory but anyways, **since I cannot receive Communion can I still go up and receive a blessing?**I have morning daily Mass tomorrow with a friend and I would like to know if I can receive a blessing vs just sitting in a pew? Also any advice to help me out with this sin I would be very grateful. I know I need to go to confession and will do so asap so please dont mention how ii need to go. If anyones been in the same boat and could tell me how you overcame/are overcoming would be helpful too