Q. 1. I have not stepped foot in a Catholic Church for nearly 20 years. I am considering returning to the Church on Sundays. I realize that I have to go to Confession. I have a question regarding the Sacrament of Holy Communion. What is the response when one received Communion from the priest?
A. 1. I congratulate you on your decision to attend to the future of your spiritual growth. As you stated, prior to receiving Holy Communion, you are required to receive the Sacrament of Confession after being away from the Church for so long.
To answer your question, what is the response when you receive Holy Communion from the priest? It is very short, one word, "Amen."
May the Holy Spirit continue to guide you according to the Divine Will.