From a reader:
I know Catholics can receive communion outside of Mass for certain reasons such as being sick and unable to attend Mass on Sunday, or as Viaticum, etc.
I’m wondering if it’s possible for Catholics to receive communion outside of Mass in order to fulfill the communion reception requirement for First Fridays and First Saturdays when attending daily Mass isn’t an option because it conflicts with their work/school schedule? If so, how does one do so? It seems difficult to ask to receive something rather than to be offered it knowing our unworthiness.
Sure. It is possible.
At the same time… Father might be pretty busy. If he can fit your reception of Holy Communion outside of Mass into his schedule you might bake him a cake.