If I have not been attending Mass, can I still receive the Eucharist?


#1

I have not attended Mass regularly for about 6 months. I also missed the last Holy Day of Obligation. I intend to go to confession, but have missed my opportunity to get there before Mass tomorrow. I am not sure that I can receive the Eucharist without adding to my sin. Should I wait until I can get to confession before receiving?


#2

Dear friend,

Yes, you definitely need to go to Confession before receiving the Lord in Holy Communion. To receive him in the state of mortal sin would be a mortal sin of sacrilege.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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