Q: If Deacons serve in three or more Masses on a Sunday, are they permitted to receive Holy Communion at every Mass? Can. 917 has been interpreted to state that the faithful may only receive twice on a given day, though it technically permits reception a second time and does not specifically cover the possibility of a third or fourth communication.
If the rubric in the GIRM 182 is interpreted to require the Deacon to receive communion after the Priest would that exclude him from Canon law 917 regardless of its interpretation?
GIRM 182. After the Priest’s Communion, the Deacon receives Communion under both kinds from the Priest himself and then assists the Priest in distributing Communion to the people.
Can. 917 A person who has already received the Most Holy Eucharist can receive it a second time on the same day only within the eucharistic celebration in which the person participates, without prejudice to the prescript of ⇒ can. 921, §2.
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