I was told that it was OK as long as I participated in Mass one of the times.
Yes. It is my understanding that the 2nd time must be in the context of Mass. (The first reception MAY be during a Mass, as well, but the 2nd MUST be.) make sense?
Yes, you’re right. The first time can be on any occasion: bedside of a sick relative, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of the Hours, etc. Second time may only be at a Mass in which you’ve participated – no running in at the end to stand in the Communion line.
Also as long as all the usual conditions apply. Fast for one hour before receiving each time (does not apply to sick persons or those caring for them), be properly disposed, etc.
Y’all got it.