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 
• 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

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.


St. Joseph Catholic Church

3425 Andersonville Highway (TN61)

P.O. Box 387

Norris, TN  37828

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St. Joseph Catholic Community strives to strengthen the Kingdom of God through our worship, service to others, spiritual growth and evangelization. We are a family-oriented, welcoming community, with Christ as our focus. We participate with and support the greater community in works that encourage strong families and community development. Our growing family includes all age groups, caring for each other's needs.

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