Spiritual Communion (Contemporary Words)

When unable to attend Mass

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



Let the power of the Holy Spirit come upon me, O Lord, I pray: that He may both mercifully cleanse my heart and defend me from all adversities; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Scripture Reading (Revelation 3:20)

Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me.

The Gospel (St John 15:5)

I am the vine; you are the branches.  Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.

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 You, for You are so good.  Forgive me for Jesus’ sake, and I will try to sin no more.

Act of Reception

In union, dear Lord, with the faithful at every altar of Your Church where Your blessed Body and Blood are being offered to the Father, I desire to offer You praise and thanksgiving.  I believe that You are truly present in the Holy Sacrament.  Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, I humbly ask You to come spiritually into my heart.  I unite myself to You and embrace You with all the love of my soul.  Let me never be separated from You.  Let me live and die in Your love.  Amen.

Come, Lord Jesus: dwell in me, Your servant, in the fullness of Your strength, in the perfection of Your ways, and in the holiness of Your Spirit.  Rule over every hostile power in the might of the Holy Spirit, and to the glory of Your 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 in 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 Jesu, hear me,
within Thy wounds hide me and suffer me
never to be separated from Thee;
from the malicious enemy defend me;
in the hour of my death call me
and bid me come to Thee,
that with Thy saints I may praise Thee
forever and ever.  Amen.

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

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