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How often can you receive Communion at Mass on the same day?

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How often can you receive Communion at Mass on the same day?

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The Code of Canon Law allows you to receive Communion up to two times in one day (CIC 917). The first time you receive Communion may be at a Mass at which one is assisting (worshiping) or it may be at a Mass where you happen to be in the church at Communion time or it may be outside of a Mass (e.g., at a Communion service). However, the second time you receive Communion it must be at a Mass at which you are assisting (worshiping).













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  1. jimboylan Reply

    Are there any exceptions, like on Christmas and All Souls’ Day, when a priest may celebrate 3 Masses? Or, for someone who is dying later in the day?

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