Can I undergo confession without ever having been baptized?


I am currently in RCIA in my parish. I am unbaptized and have never been part of another church.

I have been told that, as part of my class, I will be expected to show up this week to offer confession for my sins. My understanding is that my lack of baptism absolutely forbids me from receiving this sacrament, and I am concerned that my parish may be playing fast-and-loose with the sacraments. Is it nevertheless still licit for me to “go through the motions” of confession for educational purposes, though it will confer no sacramental grace upon me?



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