Confession Before Taking the Communion

Jude Missa

Confession is one of the seven Holy Sacraments of the Catholic Church that is very vital before taking the Holy Communion during the Holy Mass. Why is it important for us Catholics to confess and receive absolution before we take the Blessed Sacrament? Because we must be in “state of grace” when we received our Lord. “State of Grace” means we are absolved from our sins that we’ve done and our soul is cleansed during the Sacrament of Penance.

The church recommends that we take the Sacrament of Penance once a year, but if there’s a sin that you’ve done often, venial or mortal sin, we must confess again so we will become more worthy on receiving our Lord during the mass.

“Confession is the soul’s bath. Even a clean and unoccupied room gathers dust, return after a week and you will see that it needs dusting again!”
– Saint Padre Pio

After confession, we must do our best to stop sinning, especially the mortal sin which is a grave sin. Yes, we are only humans who are capable of making mistakes, but we need to stop doing sin against God and never offend him anymore. When we take the Sacrament of Confession, we must clear our minds, remember our sins and be humble. If we can’t remember our sins, we can just tell the priest “Father, forgive me for the sins that I have forgotten to mention”. Let’s pray first before we take the Sacrament of Confession and seek help to Blessed Virgin May and the Saints to help us remember our sins and also pray after the confession to help us not to offend God anymore.

“A soul does not benefit from the sacrament of confession if it is not humble.”
– Saint Sister Faustina

Our Lord Jesus Christ, our God, instituted the Sacrament of Penance because He knows that we are still human and capable of sin. While we serve our time in this world, we must confess our sins to a priest, the representative of our Lord here on earth. Receiving the absolution makes us worthy to united with our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Communion.

“It is excellent thing to go to confession often, because the sacrament of penance, besides taking away sin, gives the grave necessary to avoid sin in the future.”
– Cathecism of Saint Pope Pius X

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