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-by John Roberto (USCCB;
Article published for Catechetical Sunday 2020
KEEPING HOLY THE LORD’S DAY
When it is not possible for us to attend Mass, here are some ways we can keep holy the Lord’s Day.
Set up a Home Altar
Create a sacred space with a crucifix, Bible, rosary.
Watch Sunday Mass via Livestream
Mass will be celebrated without the congregation and live-streamed from the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and can be accessed at:
https://www.facebook.com/HonoluluCathedralBasilica or www.hictv.com. In addition, other parishes may livestream the private Mass of the priest, so check your parish’s web-site to see if this service is offered. Mass is also live-streamed on www.ewtn.com
Make an Act of Spiritual Communion
For various reasons we may be prevented from receiving the Eucharist at Mass. We may have broken the one hour fast, be in a state of mortal sin, or we could even be homebound, unable to leave our home to attend Mass.
In these cases the Church encourages us to make an act of “spiritual communion,” where we unite ourselves to God through prayer. It is a beautiful way to express to God our desire to be united with him when we are unable to complete that union in the reception of Holy Communion:
Spiritual Act of Communion
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.
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