So, my sister was baptized as a child with the Trinitarian formula although not in a Catholic Church. She has been through most of an RCIA course, but left because a) my family moved, b) she had medical problems necessitating hospitalization (she’s better now) and c) she’s a bit socially anxious in large groups and d) she felt as if she wasn’t getting anything out of them.
Although she hasn’t been through “formal catechesis” I would hazard a guess that she knows a great deal more about the Faith than many cradle Catholics who have received all three Sacraments of Initiation and then promptly forgot all of it. She attends Adoration frequently, catechizes herself on the words of the saints (St. Rose, St. Therese of Liseux, are some of her favourites, writing-wise), knows exactly what the Real Presence is, and greatly desires to receive her Lord.
She is planning on giving her first Confession tomorrow. She does not want any ceremony recognizing her or anything for “Yay, it’s your First Holy Communion, yay!” She’s been attending Mass (veiled, I might add) faithfully for a year and a half-ish and just receiving a blessing. She fasts, prays the Rosary, and generally lives a faithful and devout life. So, would she be able to receive tomorrow even though she is not confirmed, but seeking, obviously, the end goal of Confirmation?
According to Canon 912, I feel like she can, provided she is absolved. (baptized, state of grace, knows what the Real Presence is). Can someone (preferably a member of the clergy if any of you are awake at this hour) just fact-check me before I send my poor sister off to eat judgment onto herself???