24. Commandments of the Church
1. Commandments of the Church
Trying to make easier the observance of the commandments of the Law of God, the Church note certain obligations every Christian has, which are called Commandments of the Church or Precepts of the Church. Jesus gave the Church the authority to gobern Christians, and She, with her maternal love, guide us according the will of God, helping us to obtain Heaven. This is the Church's mission.
The first commandment of the Church: to attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation. Those who are older than seven years old and don't attend Mass without justification have commited a mortal sin.
The second commandment: to confess your sins at least once a year, and also if we are in danger of death. Around the seven years we started to have full knowledge, and we could commit mortal sin. That will be specially dangerous if it would happened before the Communion, because it will be a sin of sacrilege, one of the most dangerous ones. It is important to confess before die to enter in grace in Heaven and in the Final Judgement.
The third commandment is: You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season. Since our First Communion we must receive communion at least once a year.