During the current national lockdown, services in church continue – see the News page for current details.
The Bishop of Ebbsfleet has provided wording for an act of spiritual Communion as follows:
EBBSFLEET IN EREWASH
Long Eaton St Laurence and Ilkeston Holy Trinity
An Act of Spiritual Communion
when unable to attend Mass
+In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Our Father …
Let the power of the Holy Spirit come upon me, O Lord,
that he may both cleanse my heart,
and defend me from all that would harm me.
In Jesus’ name.
Take a few minutes’ reflection to think of the times you have failed to live as the Lord would wish
us to live, giving thanks always for his forgiving love and acceptance of who we are.
Lord my God,
I am sorry for the times I have failed to live your love in the world,
but offer thanks for your forgiveness and acceptance.
Through Christ our Lord.
From the Gospel according to John
I am the Vine, you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me, with me in him, bears fruit in plenty.
For cut off from me you can do nothing.
An Act of Spiritual Reception
In union, dear Lord Jesus, with the faithful at every altar of your Holy Church
where the blessed Body and Blood are being offered to the Father,
I desire to offer you praise and thanksgiving.
I believe you are truly present in the Holy and Blessed Sacrament,
and since I cannot at this time receive you sacramentally,
I beseech you to come spiritually into my heart,
I unite myself to you with the love of all my heart
and in the depths of my soul.
Let me never be separated from you,
that in all things I may live to your glory
and into the eternity of your love,
and may the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ
preserve my body and soul unto everlasting life.
Blessed, praised and adored be Jesus Christ on his throne of glory,
and in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Please check the latest Trinity Newsletter for details of any changes to the above.