Just a Thought... from Fr. Dan
‘What do you want me to do for you?” What a great question. In the Gospel this week, it is put to the blind man Bartimaeus. In an authentic way, it is a question that is put to us every day. The Lord Jesus is always present to us. He is always there to guide us through every moment of our day. When we give to him that portion of ourselves that might be a bit exiled from the joys of life, he promises us healing and wholeness. What do you want him to do for you this week? Go ahead and tell him!
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Acts of Spiritual Communion
It has long been a Catholic understanding that when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion, it is possible to make an Act of Spiritual Communion which is a source of grace. Spiritual Communion means uniting one’s self in prayer with Christ’s sacrifice and worshipping him in his Body and Blood. The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. Acts of Spiritual Communion increase our desire to receive sacramental Communion and help us avoid the sins that would make us unable to receive Holy Communion worthily.
A Prayer for Spiritual 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 in 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.
The Jesuit Post - There are many great spiritual articles dealing with life in the light of our faith.
Readings for the week of October 24, 2021
- Sunday: Jer 31:7-9 / Ps 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6  / Heb 5:1-6 / Mk 10:46-52
- Monday: Rom 8:12-17 / Ps 68:2 and 4, 6-7ab, 20-21 [21a] / Lk 13:10-17
- Tuesday: Rom 8:18-25 / Ps 126:1b-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6 [3a] / Lk 13:18-21
- Wednesday: Rom 8:26-30 / Ps 13:4-5, 6 [6a] / Lk 13:22-30
- Thursday: Eph 2:19-22 / Ps 19:2-3, 4-5 [5a] / Lk 6:12-16
- Friday: Rom 9:1-5 / Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 / Lk 14:1-6
- Saturday: Rom 11:1-2a, 11-12, 25-29 / Ps 94:12-13a, 14-15, 17-18 [14a] / Lk 14:1, 7-11
- Next Sunday: Dt 6:2-6 / Ps 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51  / Heb 7:23-28 / Mk 12:28b-34