What constitutes not having Communion?


#1

When are you obligated to not partake in Communion? What would you have to have done to prevent you from having it? A certain type of sin, an unrepented sin…? I’m wondering whether or not I should have Communion this week.

What types of things would provent the worshiper from having Communion?
Thank you.


#2

You cannot be conscious of any mortal sin, and you must fast for one hour (excluding medication and water) before recieving


#3

What do you mean by “conscious”? For that one week? Or longer?


#4

If you know of ANY unconfessed mortal sin, you may not recieve communion until you go to confession. This is basic knowledge of the Sacrament of the Eucharist.


#5

In this case, “conscious” would mean “aware of having committed any mortal sin at all, which has not yet been absolved in Confession.”

So, the minute you commit a mortal sin, you are prohibited from receiving Holy Communion until you go to Confession. Under most ordinary cirucmstances, before somebody starts bringing up unusual exceptions.

Betsy


#6

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