Is the fast, 1 hour before Mass begins, or before Holy Communion?

I saw the question here about eating a granola bar before Mass. I was wondering, is the 1 hour fast, 1 hour before Mass begins, or 1 hour before receiving Holy Communion? I was always told it was one hour before receiving Holy Communion.

Hi,

You are correct. The fast begins one hour before the reception of the Holy Eucharist.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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