I have two rather urgent questions.
1.) My aunt had a stroke and is in a rehabilitation facility. She cannot speak (she can only say several words) and her writing does not make complete sense. She is able to understand what is being said to her, and she can nod and shake her head to answer questions.
She had been away from the Catholic Church, but returned last year or the year before. She returned to the Church a while before she had the stroke. I believe I remember her saying that she hadn’t gone to Confession (she said this quite a while before her stroke). I don’t know if she had confessed her sins before the stroke, and I haven’t asked her about it. I think she had been receiving Communion once she returned to the Church. I guess if she didn’t feel the need to go to Confession when she returned to the Church, she didn’t meet the 3 criteria for committing a mortal sin when she left the Church.
Here’s my first question: should I call the rehab place and have a priest or someone else visit her tomorrow for Easter? The person would probably be bringing the Eucharist.
2.) Second question: my dad left the Church years ago (before I was born). I invited him to go to Mass with me tomorrow. If he goes, should I tell him not to receive the Eucharist?