Prayers when we are unable to gather for Mass

An Act of Spiritual Communion 

This is a simple and loving act of Spiritual Communion we are called to make in these times, while we are unable to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist:

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.


Prayers at Home When Gathering for Mass is Not Possible

This prayer booklet has been prepared by the Diocese of Clonfert and the Diocese of Elphin specifically for this time we find ourselves in.  “While you can pray this at any time, a good time to do so would be at the time Mass is normally celebrated in your local parish.” (Irish Catholic Bishops)