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Ask the Register: can I receive Communion?

Q. How many times a day may a Catholic receive Holy Communion?

A. Canon Law states that a Catholic may receive Holy Communion twice in the same day, but the second time may be only during the celebration of Mass (Ca. 917). However, Catholics are also always to receive Holy Communion, if possible, when in danger of death, even if they have already received Holy Communion once or twice on that day (Ca. 921).

Write to Ask the Register using our online form, or write to 3700 Sheridan Blvd., Suite 10, Lincoln NE 68506-6100. All questions are subject to editing. Editors decide which questions to publish. Personal questions cannot be answered. People with such questions are urged to take them to their nearest Catholic priest.

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