How do I make a Spiritual Communion?

Below are recommendations for how to make a ‘spiritual communion’ when unable to

participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The recommendations can be adapted based

upon personal and family needs.


• Gather with others in your household and begin a time of prayer with the sign of the cross
• Take time to read and reflect upon the readings from Sunday Mass. You can find the readings at usccb.org 
• Share prayer intentions quietly or aloud
• Pray the Lord’s Prayer
• Pray one of the following prayers of spiritual communion (see below)
• Close with the sign of the cross

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An Act of Spiritual Communion by St. Alphonsus Liguori

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.

Amen.