Hello, my fiancee and I are to have a sacramental marriage next year. I am baptized and have received my first communion, but not confirmed. I stopped going to mass as a teenager. However, I recently have been coming back to the faith. I have learned that I should not receive communion until I make a full confession, so I have not been receiving communion.
My fiance is not baptized and has never been part of any religion, but wants to be baptized as a Catholic and will likely do so a few months before our wedding. She would like to attend RCIA classes to facilitate this prior to our marriage.
However, since we are living together. I believe the Church teaches cohabitation is a mortal sin. If either of us are in a state of mortal sin, we should not receive communion, correct? Therefore, neither of us should receive communion until we are married and make a full confession.
She would like to have both of us receive communion on our wedding day, but given our state of being, that doesn’t seem possible, does it? Can anyone offer any guidance?