Receiving the Blessed Sacrament in the Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic faith, but during these unprecedented times and to ensure the health and safety of all people, it is not possible to receive the Sacrament during this time. However, there are still opportunities to draw close to Christ and unite with the Church during these difficult times.
"The Church obliges the faithful "to take part in the Divine Liturgy on Sundays and feast days" and, prepared by the sacrament of Reconciliation, to receive the Eucharist at least once a year, if possible during the Easter season."
— Catechism of the Catholic Church §1389
While we are unable to receive the Blessed Sacrament during the next several weeks, we can take the opportunity to participate in Mass online, reflect on scripture, and engage in further spiritual reading. One excellent way to receive the blessings bestowed upon us is through a Spiritual Communion. Below is a copy of the prayer:
- Give Us This Day
- Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe (video)
Scripture & Spiritual Reading
It is our hope that during these unprecedented weeks ahead it will be a time of prayer, reflection, and spiritual growth. We must continue to encourage everyone to spend time in silence in conversation with our Lord. Only He can carry us through these times. We must take up our cross and unite in prayer together.