Frequent Communion is the Roman Catholic practice of receiving the Eucharist frequently, as opposed to the usual medieval practice of receiving it once or a few times a year, by going to mass on Sundays.[1] Pope Pius X pushed for the practice of frequent communion,[2] relaxing restrictions on reception for the sick[3] and children.[4]

Regarding weekly versus daily communion, St. Francis de Sales encouraged weekly communion, but he neither encouraged nor discouraged daily communion.[5]


  1. ^ Frequent Communion - Catholic Encyclopedia article
  2. ^ Saint Pius X Reformer of the Liturgy Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine - Angelus Magazine
  3. ^ Communion of the Sick - Catholic Encyclopedia article
  4. ^ QUAM SINGULARI - Papal Encyclical
  5. ^ St. Francis de Sales (2002). Introduction to the Devout Life. Random House, Inc. pp. 79–80. ISBN 0-375-72562-8.