We are required to attend Mass every Sunday and to participate in the celebration. For most of us, this includes receiving communion, though there can be good reasons why someone might not take communion such as needing to go to Confession or having only just finished eating. In these situations, we are encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion: a wilful dedication to Jesus, as we invite him into our heart. Spiritual Communion is a great practice to teach children before they make their First Eucharist as it prepares them for their eventual physical communion.
Click the link below to download a printable PDF template of small cards. These fit easily into a wallet and it is a lovely little prayer to use anytime.
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You have already come, and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
This activity featured in the June 2014 edition of the CathFamily eMagazine. For more, check out: