Is it a sin if a mother let his 3 year old son ate the body of christ?

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Erica - posted on 01/07/2014

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I understand the Catholic faith has certain rules, but a child is a child. No sin was committed here. You did not know, your child did not know, and now that you do know I'm sure it won't happen again.

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Kellie - posted on 01/08/2014

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I think it really does depend on your faith is. I don't think the Catholic Church is the only church that has Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation . Now my husband and I don't receive communion ever due to the fact that both of our first marriages were Catholic. We married 6 years ago in a civil ceremony because we we couldn't in the Catholic Church. We are currently in the process of having our first marriages annulled and getting married in the Catholic Church. Until we have completed that we are not allowed to receive Holy Communion but all of our kudos are able to since they gave completed their sacraments.

Violanda - posted on 01/08/2014

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I did not know that it is wrong. I am not aware of it, because for me, as a child does not have committed a sin yet. Thanks a lot for this information.

Violanda - posted on 01/08/2014

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Now I know that it is a sin...so I had to explain to my 3 year old son.....Thanks a lot for this information......it helps me a lot..

Ev - posted on 01/07/2014

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Kellie, I am not Catholic. I am Presbyterian. I was instructed by elders of the church about what happened. I did not know it was not okay. My child had been learning about God, Jesus and all of this but was still young. In the Presbyterian churches, it just depends on the kids and what they are capable of. My daughter was more mature at 7 and up than a lot of kids her age so she took communion of her own choice at 9. At the same time, my son has yet to take it and he is only 17. But he is going through the phase some teens do in questioning the religion and trying to find answers for themselves.

Kellie - posted on 01/07/2014

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Oh yes, it's wrong to do. The child must be at least 7 years old which is when holy communion takes place. God isn't going to punish you though. Just go to confession and everything will be fine.

Cynthia - posted on 01/05/2014

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thanks for your response Evelyn. i have small children. i had no idea. guess this is something one should not assume about.

Ev - posted on 01/05/2014

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A kid who is 2 or 3 does not understand anything either. But an older child who is old enough to speak and all still may not understand. AFter I was instructed differently, I understood what I did though I did not know. Needless to say, at the age of nine years old, my daughter understood beyond her years and took it on Easter for the first time and it was her choice not mine or her father's.

Cynthia - posted on 01/05/2014

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yes. i was wrong. i just cant believe it. the truth is a child Must be old enough to understand the significance of taking communion and understand that to take of the bread or cup un worthily you are subjecting yourself to eternal damnation. it is a sin

Ev - posted on 01/05/2014

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Actually, I had allowed my own toddler to have some of the "body of Christ" at church communions without realizing that to do so knowingly it is. A child of this age does not need to take communion as they do not understand what it is about, what its for, and why its done. Only a person of an age that understands about the whole thing need to do this. A child who is of an age can take communion if they understand that the "bread" or "cracker" is equal to the flesh of Christ, and that the juice/wine is the blood of Christ and it is in rememberence of what he did for us by giving himself for our sins. If a person does it knowingly, it is a sin.

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