The Mass is the very tenant of our Catholic faith, so this inability to receive the Eucharist is understandably difficult.

St. Teresa of Avila wrote, "When you do not receive communion and you do not attend Mass, you can make a spiritual communion, which is a most beneficial practice; by it the love of God will be greatly impressed upon you."

Following St. Teresa's wise words, we invite you to make a spiritual communion.

  • Take time to read and reflect upon the readings from Sunday Mass. You can find the readings here.  

  • Watch a Mass live at Christ the King Cathedral.  Sunday Masses broadcast at 9:00 a.m. and weekday Masses broadcast at 8:15 a.m.  

  • Pray an Act of Spiritual Communion (below.)

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at

least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace You as if You were already

there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be

separated from You.  




The Magnificat is offering complimentary access to their online version to help you pray at home.

Magnificat in English

Magnificat in Spanish


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