I have been away from the Church for many many years…
I have been doing everything possible to prepare myself for confession and get to a Priest. Since I am a long haul truck driver, its not that easy but I will keep trying…
My question’s are:
Background: I have committed some very serious mortal sin’s since leaving the church – including adultery. Although I know that it won’t be easy, I do believe that I will ultimately be forgiven for those sins. In the mean time, I was married by a Justice of Peace and would like to know if I will be able to take the Eucharist even after pennance?I have heard that you cannot take the Eucharist if you were married by a JP.
Can someone give me some idea about what to expect in my first confession in coming back? For the number and seriousness of the sins I have committed, how long will it take to get back into a state of grace?
I know that these question’s might sound pretty silly…
Thanks In Advance