I have yet to fulfil the duty to receive Communion during the Easter season. (The last time I received Communion was, if I remember rightly, last Pentecost). Despite the fact that the Code of Canon Law refers simply to “the Easter season”, the priest acting as administrator of my parish has stated on multiple occasions that the Easter duty may be fulfilled from Ash Wednesday to Trinity Sunday inclusive.
I searched this forum and found many posts stating that, by virtue of an indult, the prescribed period in the United States is the First Sunday of Lent to Trinity Sunday. I, however, live in Ireland, and the best information I could find on the situation here was an article from the old Catholic Encyclopedia which states that here the period extends from Ash Wednesday to the 6th of July (the octave of the feast of SS. Peter and Paul)—a period even broader than that referred to by my parish administrator.
Tomorrow is the last day of the Easter season proper and I am most likely not in a state of grace. It is too late for me to make it to Confession in any church this evening. My own parish church offers Confession on Sunday mornings before Mass, but I would prefer not to avail of it: there would be many people around arriving for Mass, and I prefer confessing to priests I don’t know personally.
Would I be justified in trusting my parish administrator, and so not going to Confession tomorrow morning but rather postponing it until next Saturday and Communion until Trinity Sunday? (I will be meeting the administrator on Monday for an unrelated reason and I can discuss the matter with him then, but of course the Easter season proper will already be past by that point.)
Apologies for the length of my question. Help would be greatly appreciated.