I’m a poorly catechized cradle Catholic who’s in the process of returning to the Church after not practicing the faith for about 10 years. I went to confession last night, and the one main hurdle I have left is to have my marriage convalidated in the Church. My husband and I were married in a civil court 7 years ago and have a convalidation date set for early March.
I was so nervous about going to confession after all this time, and when it was over I was so relieved that I forgot to ask the priest about my ability to receive Holy Communion going forward. Now that I’ve been to confession, am I back in a state of grace? Or do I need to wait until after the convalidation ceremony? If it makes a difference, my husband and I are “playing by the rules” and abstaining from sex until after the ceremony. Thanks!