Saturday, August 21, 2021
St. Pius X was pope from 1903 to 1914. He strongly believed that frequent reception of the Eucharist should be promoted. He also encouraged children to receive Holy Communion and reduced the minimum age for reception of the Eucharist from 12 years old to 7 years old. He is sometimes called “Pope of the Blessed Sacrament”.
St. Pius X is the patron saint of first Communicants. His feast day is August 21.