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Jeanette Love wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • If you have missed Mass several times, is it a mortal sin to receive Communion without first going to Confession?

Jeanette Love

  { If you have missed Mass, is it a mortal sin to receive Communion without going to Confession? }

Paul replied:

Hi Jeanette,

Yes, missing Mass on Sunday or a Holy Day of Obligation — even just once — without a sufficient excuse is a serious sin.

So both missing Mass and receiving Communion without going to Confession after missing Mass would each be considered a matter of mortal sin and one cannot receive Communion without first confessing these sins in the sacrament of Penance.

Peace,

Paul

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