Spiritual Communion

Spiritual Communion


When unable to attend mass, you may use the following:

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

Collect

Let the power of the Holy Spirit come upon me, O Lord, I beseech thee: that he may both mercifully cleanse my heart and defend me from all adversities. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20)

The Gospel

I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. (John 15:5)

Take a moment to think of the failures of the past week: recall any sins you have committed since your last Communion and offer them to Christ.

Act of Contrition

O God, I am very sorry that I have sinned against thee who art so good. Forgive me for Jesus’ sake, and I will try to sin no more.

In union, dear Lord, with the faithful at every altar of thy church when the blessed Body and Blood are being offered to the Father, I desire to offer thee praise and thanksgiving. I believe that thou art truly present in the Holy Sacrament. And since I cannot now receive thee sacramentally, I beseech thee to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself onto thee, and embrace thee with all the affections of my soul. Let me never be separated from thee. Let me live and die in thy love. Amen.

Come Lord Jesus, dwell in thy servant in thy fullness of thy strength, in the perfection of thy ways, and in the holiness of thy spirit and rule over every hostile power in the might of thy Spirit, and in the glory of thy Father. Amen.

May the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my body and soul unto everlasting life. Amen.

Act of Praise and Thanksgiving

Blessed, praised, and adored be Jesus Christ on his throne of glory in Heaven, and the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.

 

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me;

Body of Christ, save me;
Blood of Christ, inebriate me;

Water from the side of Christ, wash me;
Passion of Christ, strengthen me;

O good Jesus, hear me;
Within Thy wounds, hide me;

Suffer me not to be separated from thee;.
From the malicious enemy, defend me;

In the hour of death, call me,
And bid me come to thee.  

That with high Saints I may praise thee.

For ever and ever. Amen

 

Blessing

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.