Required Easter Duty: Confession and Communion – in that order.


Definition
:
“The obligation to receive Holy Communion at least at Easter time……Annual confession is usually made at the same time” (Definition from A Catholic Dictionary, 1951)

From the current Catechism:

1389 The Church obliges the faithful to take part in the Divine Liturgy on Sundays and feast days and, prepared by the sacrament of Reconciliation, to receive the Eucharist at least once a year, if possible during the Easter season.224

Practical understanding:

Receiving Holy Communion during the Easter season is, very simply, the best way to celebrate … in union with the whole church … the institution of the New Covenant and of the Holy Eucharist … by Jesus Christ, at the Last Supper.

Since it is essential to be free of grave (mortal sin) when receiving Holy Communion, reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation is also highly recommended (and even required, if grave sin has indeed been committed.)

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