The question I face is the way All Saints Day was listed in our bulletin from last Sunday. It did not list it as “Holy Day of Obligation”. Compared this to how the Feast of the Assumption was listed in our bulletin in August, it was listed as “Holy Day of Obligation”.
I found out All Saints was a “Holy Day of Obligation” and did attend.
As I state above, I did attend today. I do not miss Holy Days of Obligation or Sunday/Saturday mass. When I am on vacation or out of town on Sunday’s I attend mass.
The issue is, All Saints Day was listed the same way in our last year’s bulletin (2012). And to tell you the truth, I can’t recall if I attended mass last November for All Saints Day. I just don’t remember.
The question is, from last November until today, I have participated in the Holy Sacrament of Communion. I have been to confession in that time frame but this was not confessed because (a. I may have attended but forgot or b. I was mislead by the way the bulletin listed the All Saints Day and did not attend.).
So, is this a major problem (taking communion for the past year if I did not attend last year)? If I did miss last years’ All Saints Day in the above circumstances (a and b), would missing have been absolved by the Act of Contrition and the statement “for these and all of the sins of my past life I am heartily sorry” followed by the absolution?