If one goes to Mass and is in the state of mortal sin, does not receive the Euchorest, is it a sin to wait for the blessing? Or take Holy Water? I was just thinking about it the other day
First, if one is at Mass in a state of mortal sin, one definitely does NOT receive the Eucharist. One can certainly go to Mass since missing Mass would be ANOTHER mortal sin.
Second, what do you mean by “the blessing”? Going up in line to as if to receive but getting “blessed” instead? This is a relatively new phenomenon.
Third, Holy Water is a sacramental, not a sacrament. One can take Holy Water whether one is in a state of grace or not; just as one can pray one’s rosary, wear a scapular or crucifix, or read a holy card whether one is in mortal sin or not.
CAn venial sins be forgiven if one makes a perfect act of contrition?
As has been pointed out, a “perfect act of contrition” is more than just reciting the prayer. Venial sins (since you are at Mass) are forgiven at the Confiteor (I confess), or indeed as noted by a regular act of contrition. It is a good idea to confess venial sins to a priest if they are quite regular–IOW, if you ALWAYS seem to be getting angry with poor drivers every time you drive, that particular sin, venial as it is, could (unchecked) lead to road rage, etc.
- After the Body of Christ leaves the host at dijuestion, does the host return to bread and whine…
What you mean, I think, is “since a person begins to digest food–breaking it down–about 15 minutes or so after he eats it, what happens to the Person of Christ then”–right?
Jesus Christ, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, remains in us PHYSICALLY for those first 15 minutes, under the appearance of bread, wine, or both. With the onset of digestion, the PHYSICAL presence of Christ ceases but the SPIRITUAL presence of Him WITHIN US will remain as long as we are in a state of grace.
Does that help?