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Mary Rose wrote:

Hi, guys —

My boyfriend is going through the RCIA program and the priest said he can't receive Holy Communion because he is in a relationship with me and has to wait until we are married.

  • We don't have children together.
  • The only children are from a previous relationship, and
  • We don't live together.

We have both gone to Confession.

  • Can I still receive Holy Communion, and
  • Can my boyfriend do so once he graduates from his RCIA program?


  { Can my boyfriend and I receive Communion if we are in a relationship and he is in RCIA? }

Fr. Jonathan replied:


  • You have the right to Holy Communion if you are in the state of Grace.
  • Your boyfriend does not have this right because he is not yet a Catholic.

Talk to your priest again. It sounds like you misheard him or get a second opinion.

Fr. Jonathan

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