Duration of fasting before receiving Holy Communion...?
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I usually keep the 3 hour fast as my minimum. If I go to Mass before 11 am, I'll keep it from midnight, but to keep it from midnight when going to a noon or later Mass is quite difficult. It's a more harsh penance than what most of us endure during the week and even on days when we may be fasting... and we're doing it on a Sunday when we shouldn't really be doing penance.

If you really can't hold out then do the one hour, anything additional is out of devotion. I'd say do as much as you're able and keep in mind what time you actually are going to Mass. If you eat your last piece of food at 8pm and then go to a 1pm Mass and then eat, you may be going 17 hours without food.
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RE: Duration of fasting before receiving Holy Communion...? - by GangGreen - 02-11-2018, 10:09 PM



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