EWTN Catholic Q&A
Third commandment
Question from jam on 11-06-2007:

At my catechism class the other day we discussed the second and third commandments and my question has to do with the third commandment. In the catechism is said that it is a grave sin to not receive the Eucharist on Sundays but let's say that one has sinned and did not have a chance to go to confession the day before and they did not receive communion because of their sin(s). Did they commit a grave sin by not receiving the Eucharist?

Answer by Fr. Robert J. Levis on 11-08-2007:

JAM, No, no, no, the Commandment is that we Catholics are bound to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation, but we are not bound to receive Holy Communion on each Sunday. We are bound, however, to receive the Eucharist at least once a day, during the Easter tide. God bless. Fr. bob Levis

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