Duration of fasting before receiving Holy Communion...?
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You are obliged at present to abstain for one hour from all but medicine and water before receiving Communion.

The exception is a priest who says a second or third Mass on a Sunday (who need not fast between Masses), and the sick in receiving Communion during a sick call, who are obliged only to a 15-minute fast, unless it be Viaticum, in which case no fast is necessary.

It is better, but not obligatory, to observe the fast as reduced by Pius XII to accommodate evening Masses. This is a fast of three hours before Communion from solid food and alcohol, and one hour from other drinks, except water.

It is best to observe for morning Masses the traditional fast which was from midnight to Communion.
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RE: Duration of fasting before receiving Holy Communion...? - by MagisterMusicae - 02-11-2018, 03:51 AM



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