Communion Rules

Rules for reception of Holy Communion

  • Non-Catholics are not permitted to receive
  • You must be fasting:
    – Three hours from solid foods and alcohol
    – One hour from other liquids
    – Water may be taken at any time
  • You must be in a state of sanctifying grace (confessed and been absolved from any mortal sins)
  • You must be modestly dressed
  • No Communion in the hand
  • At the traditional Mass, the communicant does not say “Amen.”