Fasting before communion

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: Does the rule about fasting for an hour before receiving Communion apply to those receiving spiritual Communion during a livestreamed Mass?


A: No, it does not. The fast just applies to actual sacramental communion. Those who are unable to receive are already fasting. Still, if watching mass on a livestream, you may find it more spiritually engaging not to eat at the same time.