New catholics receiving the sacraments at Easter Vigil Mass


#1

The new group of catholics at my parish received the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confirmation.
How can a newly baptized person receive the Eucharist for the first time without first confessing through the sacrament of Penance?


#2

[quote="blaskoman, post:1, topic:321007"]
The new group of catholics at my parish received the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confirmation.
How can a newly baptized person receive the Eucharist for the first time without first confessing through the sacrament of Penance?

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Because they recieved baptism which washed away original sin as well as personal sin. They had no need to confess anything since the time between baptism and communion Is mere minutes.


#3

[quote="blaskoman, post:1, topic:321007"]
How can a newly baptized person receive the Eucharist for the first time without first confessing through the sacrament of Penance?

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Think about what Baptism does. It wipes away all sin. The neophytes are as pure as they could possibly be. What would they have to confess?


#4

[quote="blaskoman, post:1, topic:321007"]
The new group of catholics at my parish received the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confirmation.
How can a newly baptized person receive the Eucharist for the first time without first confessing through the sacrament of Penance?

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What do you think Baptism does?

From the Exultet which was sung last night:

Hæc nox est,
quæ hódie per univérsum mundum in Christo credéntes,
a vítiis sæculi et calígine peccatórum segregátos,
reddit grátiæ, sóciat sanctitáti.

This is the night
when Christians everywhere,
washed clean of sin
and freed from all defilement,
are restored to grace
and grow together in holiness.


#5

So baptism wipes away any mortal sins these neophytes may have had?


#6

[quote="blaskoman, post:5, topic:321007"]
So baptism wipes away any mortal sins these neophytes may have had?

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Original sin and every single sin that they ever committed, both mortal and venial, are washed away.


#7

[quote="blaskoman, post:5, topic:321007"]
So baptism wipes away any mortal sins these neophytes may have had?

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Every single one.

They were the purest people in Church last night.


#8

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