Hello, I recently travelled to South America to marry my long distance girlfriend so we can start a life together in Ireland and gain entry for her to the country. My parents who are also very devout, told me if I do get married that I wont be able receive the eucharist until we marry in a church. My mother asked our local (albeit very young) priest if I can receive or not and the priest told my mother as far as he was concerned I was able to receive the eucharist. I have not gone for communion since I have been married just incase. Can anyone tell me if I can or cannot receive the Eucharist once married outside of the church?