As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion.In order to be properly disposed to receive communion, participants should not be conscious of grave sin and normally should have fasted for one hour. A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to receive the Body and Blood of the Lord without prior sacramental confession except for a grave reason where there is no opportunity for confession. In this case the person is to be
mindful of the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition, including the intention of confessing as soon as possible (CIC 916).
A frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance is encouraged for all.