If I die before my first Confession, will I go to hell?

I’m 20 years old and I’m not Catholic but I’m planning to convert. I’m guilty of mortal sin. If I die before I convert and can confess, will I go to hell? To be honest, I had no idea what I was doing was a sin until a few years ago. And I had no idea it was a mortal sin until a few moments ago. Does this mean I’m going to hell?

Hi friend,

If you didn’t know is was a sin, your were not guilty of sinning. But if you did know it was a sin and actually sinned, your desire to ask for forgiveness and follow the Lord into the Church would suffice if you died before actually joining the Church.

By the way, welcome home!.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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