[quote=Livnlove55]So if he says I shouldn’t receive twice on Sunday since the liturgy is the same, then I will no longer receive twice on Sunday.
I think that is a wonderful attitude to take!
[quote=Livnlove55]Although he did say that it was OK to receive at the Vigil Mass and then receive again on Sunday since that was the same liturgy but on different days.
Just FYI, here is the incredibly complicated rule that was in effect from 1973 to 1983, in case any of the other special cases might come in useful for you.
From Immensae Caritatis:
The discipline now in force permits the faithful to receive communion a second time on the same day:
—on Saturday evening or the evening before a holy day of obligation, when they are fulfilling the obligation to assist at Mass, even if they have received communion that morning;
—at the second Mass of Easter Sunday and in one of the day Masses on Christmas, even if they have received communion at the Mass of the Easter Vigil or at the Mass at Midnight on Christmas;
—also at the evening Mass on Holy Thursday, even if they have also received communion at the chrism Mass.
Over and above those listed, there are other situations of the same type that favor a second communion. The reasons for granting a new faculty therefore must here be set out in detail.
Like a provident mother, the Church has established from centuries-old practice and has received into its canon law a norm according to which it is lawful for the faithful to receive communion only once a day. That norm remains unchanged and is not to be disregarded simply for reasons of devotion. Any ill-advised desire to repeat communion must be countered by the truth that the more devoutly a person approaches the holy table the greater the power of that sacrament which feeds, strengthens, and expresses faith, charity, and the rest of the virtues. For the faithful are to go forth from the liturgical celebration to do works of charity, religion, and the apostolate “so that what they have received by faith and sacrament in the celebration of the eucharist they will hold to by the way they live.”
There may however be special circumstances in which the faithful who have already received communion on the same day or in which priests who have celebrated Mass attend some community’s celebration. It will be lawful for these faithful and these priests to receive communion a second time in the following situations:
- at ritual Masses in which the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, anointing of the sick, orders, and marriage are administered, as well as at Masses in which there is a first communion;
- at Masses for the consecration of a church or an altar, for a religious profession, for the conferral of a “canonical mission”;
- at the Masses for the dead on the occasion of the funeral, news of the death, the final burial, or the first anniversary;
- at the principal Mass celebrated in a cathedral or parish church on the solemnity of Corpus Christi and on the day of a pastoral visitation; at a Mass celebrated on the occasion of a major religious superior’s canonical visitation to a particular religious house or chapter;
- at the principal Mass at a eucharistic or Marian congress, whether international or national, regional or diocesan;
- at the principal Mass of any kind of meeting, pilgrimage, or people’s mission;
7 at the administration of viaticum, when communion may be given to the members of the household and the friends of the sick person who are present.
- Over and above the cases already mentioned, the local Ordinary is allowed to grant for a single occasion the faculty to receive communion twice on the same day whenever, because of truly special circumstances. a second reception is warranted on the basis of this Instruction.
Note that the paragraph that begins “The discipline now in force” refers to various rules from 1965 and 1967.