UNABLE TO ATTEND MASS - WHAT HAPPENS NOW? If you are unable to physically receive Holy Communion, make a solemn Act of Spiritual Communion by reciting this Prayer for Spiritual Communion by Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori. Keep in mind that repentance for one’s sins is an important step prior to the Spiritual Communion prayer - similar to what we Catholics do during Holy Mass wherein we first ask God for His forgiveness in preparation for the reception of the Eucharist. To do this, begin by remembering your sins, expressing sorrow for having offended God Whom you love, and offering a prayer of true contrition, such as praying the Act of Contrition.
How to make an Act of Spiritual Communion?
Make the Sign of the Cross
If possible, read and reflect on the Readings of the Day
Say the Lord’s Prayer
Pray the Prayer for Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe 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. Amen.