"The Penny Catechism"
CATECHISM FOR BEGINNERS
Part II CATECHISM PROPER
8. HOLY COMMUNION
68. How did our Lord show His special love for us!
Our Lord showed His special love for us, by making Himself a food for our souls.
69. What do we call this heavenly food?
We call this heavenly food Holy Communion (Holy Eucharist).
70. What is Holy Communion?
Holy Communion is the receiving of the Body and Blood of our Lord under the appearance of bread.
71. How often should we receive Holy Communion?
We should receive Holy Communion often, even daily if possible.
72. How often must we receive Holy Communion?
We must receive Holy Communion at least once a year during Easter time.
73. What is necessary to receive Holy Communion worthily?
To receive Holy Communion worthily it is necessary:
1. To be free from mortal sin.
2. To be fasting in the right way.
S. To have a good intention.
74. How long can we receive Holy Communion without going to confession?
We can receive Holy Communion without going to confession as long as we remain free from mortal sin.
75. How often should frequent communicants ordinarily go to confession?
Frequent communicants should ordinarily go to confession every two weeks.
TRADITIONAL COMMUNION PRAYERS [ADDED BUT NOT PART OF THE CATECHISM]