Question about Confession and then receiving Eucharist

My question is this. Sometimes I go to confession before a daily mass and I literally walk out right before mass starts which I appreciate when the priest does that. However I don’t have time to do my penance before mass sometimes . Am I still in a state of moral sin until I do penance or can I receive and do penance following mass?

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Your sins have been absolved when the priest gives you absolution, so you are no longer in mortal sin. Penance is for the remission of temporal punishment.


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