If i attend mass but am not catholic, should i receive communion electricity towers health risks


Some people may enjoy attending Mass but do not practice the Catholic faith. The Catholic Church is happy to see people of different faiths attending, but they do request, most often in the service, that only Catholics participate in the Communion portion of the service. To take Communion when one is not Catholic feels like a violation of the sacred nature of the sacrament to most practicing Catholics.

This may seem a little strange to non-Catholics, who wonder why it matters. A practicing Catholic would respond that it matters because of the spirit in which one takes Communion. Catholics believe that the host is literally the body of Christ, transformed from bread by the priest presiding over the service. For Catholics, to accept the body of Christ when not believing it to be such is sacrilegious and heretical.

If non-Catholics are thinking about becoming Catholics, accepting Communion host is still not appropriate. Taking one’s first Communion host, whether as a child or adult, requires thoughtful participation and education. The sacrament of the Eucharist occurs after baptism. Someone who is not yet a member of the Catholic Church is welcome to attend masses, investigate, and go to special classes if he or she would like to join the church at a future point.

Many other Christian churches also have a Communion ceremony, and might also ask people not to take part unless they are a member of the church. Some churches may not care about what denomination a Christian practices. They may encourage all who are Christian to take part in the section of the service if they truly believe in Christ, and believe that Communion is the symbol of the body of Christ.

This is especially the case with churches that are quite similar. For example, an Anglican Christian might take Communion at a Presbyterian or Episcopal Church. Churches that are non-denominational and have a Communion service may encourage all with Christian beliefs to take part.

In most cases, if one is not Christian, one should abstain from taking Communion in any church where it is offered. Though in some cases, a church may believe that such exclusion is not necessary. A church may conclude that the person who takes part shares in the body of Christ whether or not he believes.

If you enjoy attending church services but are not Christian, it’s a good idea to ask a Christian friend who belongs to the church, or the pastor, what you should do about the Communion portion of the service. These people can help advise you about the way the sacrament is regarded in a specific church.

At the Catholic Mass, I like to pray in church and I feel God’s presence during Mass because it is quiet enough to hear myself pray. I am a baptized Christian from another religion that accepted the Trinity. I’ve belonged to two former religions from my youth that do not fit. One I was born into and another because of a teen marriage I converted to.

Anyway, during the Catholic Communion I sit in the back of the church and pray. I do not come from receiving communion faith and it seems odd to me. I am glad I do not qualify for communion because I don’t understand it. My husband thinks it is akin to cannibalism.

I visited another non-Catholic church and they insisted my husband and I both get up and receive communion. This felt really weird to me. I was amazed they do this every Sunday? I didn’t like it. We stopped going. Also they were always talking about needing more money.

We registered at the Catholic Church to let them know who we were. The priest wants us to start RCIA classes. He said our questions could be answered during classes. I told him I wasn’t a person who joined anything quickly. He said that it could take a year. I said that was too soon. I don’t like joining religions because they are impossible to quit. This has been my experience.

I have been tempted to literally just start attending Mass and going up to take Communion anyway, just not formally join the local parish on paper, and maybe even float around to different churches too. Not that this makes it right per se, but let’s face it, as far as the US goes anyway, there are Catholics in "good standing" on paper who miss Mass all the time and still go up and take Communion even though they shouldn’t, let alone all the "Cafeteria Catholics" who go to Mass every Sunday yet pick and choose what part of church dogma they actually believe and basically go to Mass on "auto pilot" versus someone like me who actually wants to get something out of it, but am excluded from full participation.

And yes, I’m cafeteria, so I would be fine in a liberal Protestant denomination, but tried that and found the church service just missing something that I can’t quite describe-maybe something on the mystic side? The Church has dwindled in numbers here in the US so why they wouldn’t want to find a way to have people get on board without obstacles that men long ago created. This lends itself to question, though. And yes, the true devout of Catholics will still defend it, but I’m open-minded enough to take feedback on all sides.

The dogmas (truths) of this church were given by Jesus to the Apostles, and passed on to other good and true men,(all the bishops through the ages) so that we know what the Catholic Church teaches in terms of faith and morals it can not teach falsely, Jesus said as much in scripture, the Holy Spirit prevents it.

Jesus said to the Apostles after His resurrection, "He breathed on them and said, go and preach the gospel to all nations (everyone), as the Father has sent me I send you, whose sin you forgive it is forgiven, whose sin you do not forgiven it is not forgiven."

Time nor space allows a full blown explanation, but the Eucharist is the most important sacrament of the Church, the source and summit of our faith, it is Jesus, body, blood, soul, and divinity, in his heavenly form, here on earth for our blessing.

This view that all are the same is not true, when protestants approach God outside of the state of grace they can harm themselves spiritually. Imagine going to receive Jesus in the Eucharist and yet you deny Him. Yes you deny His teaching, and the teaching of the Apostles. If you are saying I love Jesus, but only on my terms, you are not in the good graces of Jesus.