SPIRITUAL COMMUNION – Sunday, August 15, 2021
Updated: Aug 15, 2021
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Opening Song: We All Need Jesus
Celebrant: Blessed be God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
People: And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.
O God, you have taken to yourself the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of your incarnate Son: Grant that we, who have been redeemed by his blood, may share with her the glory of your eternal kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
FIRST LESSON: A Reading from Isaiah 61:10-11 - Raymond
10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God,
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11. For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise. to sprout up before all the nations.
The Word of the Lord.
Response: Thanks be to God.
PSALM 34 - Guadalupe and Gabriela
1 I will always give thanks unto the Lord; *
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; *
the humble shall hear this and be glad.
3 O praise the Lord with me, *
and let us magnify his Name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me; *
he delivered me out of all my fears.
5 They looked unto him, and were made glad, *
and their faces were not ashamed.
6 Look, the poor man cries, and the Lord hears him, *
and saves him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord camps round about those who fear him, *
and delivers them in time of need.
8 O taste and see how gracious the Lord is; *
blessed is the one who trusts in him.
9 O fear the Lord, you that are his saints; *
for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions lack and suffer hunger, *
but those who seek the Lord shall lack nothing that is good.
11 Come, children, and listen to me; *
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 Who among you desires to live, *
and longs to see good days?
13 Keep your tongue from evil, *
and your lips from speaking lies.
14 Turn from evil and do good; *
seek peace and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, *
and his ears are open to their prayers.
16 The countenance of the Lord is against those who do evil, *
to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the Lord hears them *
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is near to those who are brokenhearted *
and will save those who are crushed in spirit.
19 Great are the troubles of the righteous, *
but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
20 He keeps all his bones, *
so that not one of them is broken.
21 But evil shall slay the ungodly, *
and those who hate the righteous shall be desolate.
22 The Lord delivers the souls of his servants, *
and all those who put their trust in him shall not be destitute.
SECOND LESSON: A Reading from Galatians 4:4-7 - Ruben
4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
The Word of the Lord.
Response: Thanks be to God.
GOSPEL: The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke:1:46-55
Response: Glory to you Lord Christ
Mary's Song of Praise: The Magnificat
46 And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is for those who fear him. from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
Response: Praise to you, Lord Christ.
Celebrant: Let us confess our faith in the words of the Apostle’s Creed
THE APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
Celebrant: PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
In your own words, pray for your own needs, for those on your heart, for the peace of
the world, and for the Church.
Almighty God, we entrust all who are dear to us to your never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come, knowing that you are doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Celebrant: ACT OF CONTRITION
Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God:
O GOD, We are VERY SORRY that we have sinned against you and for all the wrongs we have done and the good we have not done.
Take a moment in silence to share your confession to God with these words in your heart:
Especially I confess_______________________________.
Everyone: Forgive us for Jesus' sake, and grant us strength and wisdom to amend our
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen
Dear Jesus, we believe that you are truly present in the Holy Sacrament. We love you above all things, and we desire to possess you within our souls. And since we cannot now receive you sacramentally, we beseech you to come spiritually into our hearts. We unite ourselves to you, together with all your faithful people gathered around every altar of your Church, and we embrace you with all the affections of our souls. Never permit us to be separated from you. Amen.