Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,

I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar,

I love you above all things

and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.

Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,

come spiritually into my soul

so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever,



based on a prayer of St Alphonsus Liguori



Page for Prayer

We will be posting regular prayers to help bring us all together in this time of global crisis. There are times when people are unable to receive the Body and Blood of Christ, through illness or due to their personal disposition. Even though some may not receive ‘sacramental’ Communion, all are united in some way by the Holy Spirit. The traditional idea of ‘spiritual’ Communion is an important one to remember and reaffirm. A deep spiritual communion is possible even when we do not share together the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ. (cf.Celebrating the Mass 212)

Don't forget, you can join daily Mass and prayers at Northampton Cathedral via live video stream, click here for details.

Celebrating the Witness of Mary and of the Saints in August - 29 July

The Precious Blood - 19 June

Opening our Churches for Prayer - 9 June

June and the Sacred Heart - 29 May

Novena 2 Pentecost - 19 May

Novena 1 Pentecost - 19 May When a funeral cannot be attended - 12 May

Archbishops' Message - 11 May

VE Day - 6 May

St Joseph the Worker - 1 May

Stations of the Resurrection - 28 April

Praying the Rosary - 27 April

Pope Francis and the Rosary - 27 April

Litany of Supplication - 21 -23 April

Those Waiting for Sacraments - 20 April 

Mass in a Pandemic - 14 April

Easter Messages of Hope - 13 April

Keeping Easter Week - 9 April

Confession - 7 April

Pope Francis for Holy week - 5 April

Holy Week at Home - 2 April

Stations of the Cross - 1 April

Mass on my Own - 31 March

Urbi et Orbi - 27 March

Spiritual Communion - 26 March

The Annunciation - 25 March

Coronavirus prayer - 24 March

Spritual Communion - 22 March

National call to Prayer - 20 March

St Joseph's Day - 19 March

Lockdown prayer - 18 March

Prayer for European Bishops' Conferences - 17 March