Fasting for Mass?

Question: 

Why does the church have us fast before Mass?

--Feasting in Phoenix

Answer: 

We fast before receiving communion so that we may prepare our minds, bodies and hearts for the celebration of the Eucharist and reception of the Body and Blood of Christ. By conscious abstaining from eating and drinking (at least those that are physically able to do this) we allow ourselves to prepare and enter the sacred mysteries.

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