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What happens when non-Roman Catholics (Me.), Protestants, Unbaptized Christians (Me.), people who have committed mortal sins (Me.), and Non-Christians purposely (They knew that they could not participate in the Eucharist but, participated anyways.) or accidently (They did not know that they could not participate in the Eucharist and accidently participated.) receive a host/consecrated sacramental bread? Do they accidently receive all or some of the spiritual benefits, God's grace, and Jesus Christ's actual body like Roman Catholics do or do they don't receive any spiritual benefits, God's grace, and Jesus Christ's actual body because the spiritual benefits and God's grace disappear and the Jesus Christ's actual body turns back into unconsecrated bread again?
The reason why I am asking these questions is because when I was very little, my Nana (Who is a Roman Catholic.), either purposely or accidently gave a host to me (The consecrated sacramental bread that represents Jesus Christ's Body during the Eucharist.) at her Roman Catholic Church during the Eucharist (Holy Communion.). I accidently ate it because I did not know at the time that non-Roman Catholics, Protestants, Unbaptized Christians, people who have committed mortal sins, and Non-Christians were not suppose to participate in the Eucharist for many various religious/spiritual reasons.
PS: I know that many of the molecules from Jesus Christ's actual body/the consecrated sacramental bread/host that came directly into my body and are still in my body and will not come out of my body unless I die and completely decompose. So, in a way Jesus Christ's actual body is forever inside of me and can never ever be gotten rid of unless I die and completely decompose. If so, does that mean most or some of God's grace in Jesus Christ's body are still inside of forever and will remain active? I know this is extremely unfortunite/serious for all of you guys but, I am just extremely curious about all that happened. I am extremely sorry about all this and I really do not mean to offend anyone! :(
I see the tigeress is out and about, seeking answers. The Catholic teaching is that one can receive the Holy Spirit as an increase of grace, through the sacraments of the living, when they are in a holy state of charity with God. To do that one has to be baptized and maintained a holy state through no serious sins, or restored a holy state through confession. It is a fine about non-Catholics receiving penance or Holy Eucharist from the Catholic Church, extraordinary circumstances usually.
Suppose one was validiy baptized, and under the age of reason, Catholic or other. Well it is not possible for them to understand the gravity of sins at that young age so they do not sin seriously, so they could receive the grace of the Holy Spirit through the Eucharist that somebody gave them, like you mentioned.
At age 7 on, one usually has the use of reason. So those that are of this age group that are in a holy state would receive an increase of the grace of the Holy Spirit. Normally this means confession first, but perfect contrition can bring about a holy state also without confessing to a priest in some situations.
Q. 628. That actual sins may be remitted by baptism, is it necessary to be sorry for them?
A. That actual sins may be remitted by baptism it is necessary to be sorry for them, just as we must be when they are remitted by the Sacrament of Penance.
Q. 637. Can a person ever receive any of the other Sacraments without first receiving baptism?
A. A person can never receive any of the other Sacraments without first receiving baptism, because baptism makes us members of Christ's Church, and unless we are members of His Church we cannot receive His Sacraments.
Q. 644. How many kinds of Baptism are there?
A. There are three kinds of Baptism: 1.Baptism of water, of desire, and of blood.
Q. 668. What dispositions must adults or grown persons, have that they may worthily receive baptism?
A. That adults may worthily receive baptism:
*]They must be willing to receive it;
*]They must have faith in Christ;
*]They must have true sorrow for their sins, and
*]They must solemnly renounce the devil and all his works; that is, all sin.