Question of the Day for Friday, May 24, 2013
Q. As a music director I attend Mass three times on Sunday. Am I allowed to receive Communion more than once?
A. Here’s a reply from OSV columnist Msgr. M. Francis Mannion:
According to official norms, a Catholic may receive Communion a second time on a given day if he or she participates in two Masses that are not celebrated in immediate succession and that are truly distinct celebrations of the Eucharist. One of the purposes of this norm is to assist in avoiding the impression that the more times one attends Mass and receives Communion on the same day the better. It is the quality of one’s attendance at the liturgy, rather than the quantity, that matters most.
Read the rest of the answer at Our Sunday Visitor: http://www.osv.com/TCANav/TCAQuestionoftheDay/May20242013/tabid/8713/Default.aspx