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Those unable to receive Eucharist can have spiritual communion By Abbot Jerome Kodell, OSB / Subiaco Abbey
In his encyclical, "Ecclesia de Eucharistia" ("A Eucharistic Church"), in April 2003, Pope John Paul II encouraged the practice of spiritual communion, “which has been a wonderful part of Catholic life for centuries and recommended by saints who were masters of the spiritual life.”
Spiritual communion isn’t as much a part of the Catholic vocabulary and consciousness as it was in the past, though it is just as real an opportunity for eucharistic grace as it ever was. Ironically, the encouragement of actual reception of the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and the routine availability of eucharistic Communion today, a wonderful development begun in the time of Pope Pius X and emphasized by the Second Vatican Council, may have helped cause this other eucharistic gift to be overshadowed in our time.
What is spiritual communion? St. Thomas Aquinas described it as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the most holy sacrament and lovingly embrace him” at a time or in circumstances when we cannot receive him in sacramental Communion. The Catechism of the Council of Trent devoted a special section to spiritual communion in its program of renewal in the late 16th century. In the past, instruction manuals gave as the most familiar situation, the need of a mother to stay home from Sunday Mass to care for a sick child, thereby missing the opportunity for Communion.
In such cases, the mother could make an act of spiritual communion, uniting herself with the Mass in her parish church and receive the spiritual benefit of Communion. The opportunities for receiving spiritual communion are limitless, but particular circumstances make it appealing in our time. Today there are many Catholics who may not be able to receive Communion because of a marriage not recognized by the Church. Often they are in a process of getting their marital status rectified, but until that is done, they cannot participate.
But they are not prohibited from receiving Communion spiritually and receiving strength from the grace of the sacrament during a waiting period which is often painful. As the availability of priestly ministry decreases, daily Mass becomes more and more scarce, and some communities may not regularly have even a Communion service on Sunday. In our mobile society, people who otherwise might be at Mass are frequently on the move.
Spiritual communion needs no special instruction; it only requires the same disposition as the actual reception of the sacrament and a turning to Jesus with the heart. These days as we experience a renewal of eucharistic adoration, those who come to spend time in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament are receiving spiritual communion, even though they may not have called it by that name.
Prayer of Spiritual Communion
No particular prayer or formulary is required, though there are acts of spiritual communion in Catholic prayer books to help focus a proper intention. One of the most popular is that composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori:
“My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire you with all my heart.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
I ask you to come spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already in my heart
and unite myself to you completely.
Please do not let me ever by separated from you.”
The Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has announced that its Catholic schools throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will resume on-campus instruction in the fall. Click here to read the letter from Paul M. Escala, Superintendent of Schools. (En español)
- The general dispensation from the Sunday obligation remains in place, and no Catholic is obliged to attend a weekend liturgy. There are those among us who are encouraged to stay home at this time: those who because of age or illness or a compromised immune system are especially vulnerable to the Coronavirus. The live-streaming of Mass will still be available every day on our website www.saintjudetheapostle.org
- Anyone coming to Mass, must wear a mask and this includes children. If you have children who can’t stand the mask or are under the age required for masks, please continue to live-stream as everyone must wear a mask regardless of age. You will not be able to enter without wearing a mask and you must keep it on throughout the celebration. You must bring your own mask,
- There is a strict limit on the number of people allowed in the congregation at any Mass: 100 maximum. This limitation includes the priest, cantor, lectors, etc. – there will be a counter. Please show up early if you will need multiple spots.
- Seating on weekends and weekdays will be “first come, first served”. Those in the congregation will be assisted to their seats and directed at Communion time and at the conclusion of the Mass by our ushers.
- The chalice will not be available to the congregation at this time, and Communion will be distributed only in the hand.
- The church will be cleaned in between Masses by both volunteers and staff.
- Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick will be offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in June. There will be a priest in the parish hall who will be available to minister these Sacraments. He will begin at 5:00 p.m., and remain until there is no one else in line. Please follow the signage and wear a mask.
- Sunday Masses beginning on Trinity Sunday, June 7th, are scheduled at 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 12:00 noon. All Catholics are still dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Saturday night or Sunday.
Weekday Masses will be scheduled Monday through Friday at 8:00 am and 12:00 noon, and Saturday at 8:00am. The live-streaming of Mass be available every day on our website www.saintjudetheapostle.org
- Please be patient as we operate under these new guidelines.
Archdiocese’s emergency preparedness webpage: Visit lacatholics.org/emergency, for the most updated information and resources on limiting the impact of the coronavirus in our communities of faith.To receive updates on the coronavirus or other ADLA news and information, please visit this webpage or text ADLA to 84576.
Spiritual Communion Available When Unable to Receive the Eucharist: Please click on the following link https://www.dolr.org/article/those-unable-receive-eucharist-can-have-spiritual-communion
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07/11/20 4:37 am
Pope Francis approves the promulgation of decrees concerning 5 candidates to sainthood, including the recognition of a miracle attributed to Italian layperson Maria Antonia Samà, clearing the path for her beatification.
07/11/20 3:43 am
Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, Dr Paolo Ruffini will grace Vatican Radio’s English Africa Service webinar on Friday 17 July 2020.
07/11/20 1:23 am
Pope Francis has sent a video message expressing his closeness with priests who live and work among the people of poor neighbourhoods of the Argentine capital.