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First Friday Requirements

To meet the requirements for the First Friday Devotion a person must, on each First Friday for nine consecutive months:

  1. Attend Holy Mass
  2. Receive Communion
  3. Go to Confession †

† Some Catholic resources on this devotion say that Confession is not strictly required but only necessary if you need the sacrament in order to receive a worthy Communion, in other words, you need to go to Confession so you can be in the state of grace before you can receive Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Other sources say you must go to Confession with in eight days before or after the Friday. Even if you are in the state of grace. If in doubt, consult your spiritual director. The more prevalent view prescribes the latter.