Do You Have to Receive Communion To Fulfill Your Obligation?


#1

Catholics only need to receive communion at least once a year, preferably during the Easter Season, correct? If so, does that mean that Catholics don’t need to receive communion every Sunday Mass/Saturday Vigil in order to fulfill their obligation? They just need to attend the Mass, right?


#2

You’re correct.

There is an obligation to attend Mass every Sunday and holy day, but there is not a similar obligation to receive communion that often. If you have not met the fasting requirement, if you’re in a state of mortal sin, or if you’re not properly disposed at a particular Mass you don’t have to receive communion.


#3

correct.


#4

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Catholics only need to receive communion at least once a year, preferably during the Easter Season, correct? If so, does that mean that Catholics don't need to receive communion every Sunday Mass/Saturday Vigil in order to fulfill their obligation? They just need to attend the Mass, right?

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That's right, your Sunday obligation (or Holy Day of Obligation obligation) is to attend Mass and keep the day holy but there is no obligation to receive Communion at that time.


#5

Okay, thanks guys.


#6

You are correct.


#7

Technically correct, but we do not want to keep ourselves away from Jesus’ grace unnecessarily. We should try to be in a state of grace to receive Jesus’ body and blood as often as possible.


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