What to do if I remember a sin AFTER confession?


#1

I went to Confession yesterday morning, and then last night remembered a couple sins I forgot to confess. My husband said they were covered by the statement “I’m sorry for these sins and all the sins of my past”. A friend told me I need to include them in my next Confession.

I did not take Communion this morning because of this. In this situation, would it have been okay for me to take Communion or not? Thanks.


#2

When the priest absolved you, he said, “And I absolve you of your sins …]”. Not some of your sins, all of them. You are fine to take Communion, though I believe it is necessary to confess sins you have forgotten in your next Confession if they are mortal. Hopefully, this link proves helpful: catholic.com/quickquestions/if-i-forgot-to-confess-a-mortal-sin-was-it-forgiven


#3

Only if they are mortal.

It would be perfectly fine to take communion. Please note that this is the case even if you forget a mortal sin, which needs to be mentioned in your next confession, but does not mean you must abstain from receiving Eucharist until then.


#4

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