My mother is a Baptized/Confirmed Catholic. My parents were married in the Church, then had some terrible experiences with some very bad priests (told they were sinning because they were an interracial couple). It was then that she drifted from the faith and my father led her into the Baptist church.
I am being Confirmed/recieving First Communion this Easter Vigil, and have convinced my mother to come Mass with me on a few occasions. The last time she came with me, she told me she wanted to recieve Communion. I told her she shouldn’t, because she’s been away from the Church for so many years.
What is neccesary for my mother to once again recieve Communion? She has agreed to come to Confession with me, but she personally believes that a priest isn’t needed for Confession/she can confess directly to God. It is my deepest desire to have my mother come back to the Church and recieve Communion with me for my First Communion, but I’m afraid she’s only doing it for me and not for the Church.