Can I Receive Protestant Communion?

Full Question

I go to a protestant school, more like a school that welcomes all Christians and not just protestants, and I participate in their worship services. Can I, a Catholic, receive the protestant communion?


No, the Church does not permit Catholics to receive communion in Churches not in union with the Catholic Church (canon 844 §1).
There are rare exceptions that can be made for Catholics who do not have access to a Catholic church or minister but this would only be for Churches that have a valid Eucharist (e.g. the Eastern Orthodox Churches).  The Church does not permit intercommunion under any circumstances with Christian faith communities that do not have a valid Eucharist (canon 844 §2).
Simply being at a Protestant liturgy does not meet the standard necessary for the exception to the prohibition of intercommunion.

By Fr. Charles Grondin

Raphael Benedict

Raphael Benedict is a Catholic who wants nothing but to spread the catholic faith to reach the ends of the world. Make this possible by always sharing any article or prayers posted on your social media platforms. Remain blessed

Related Articles

Leave a Reply