- Spiritual Communion
- Apostolic Constitution
- Church Documents - Encyclicals & Letters
- Online Spiritual Resources
- Traveling Catholics - Mass Times
- Daily Gospel Reflections
- Patron Saints
Here are the Holy Father’s words, followed by the prayer for Spiritual Communion:
I prostrate myself at your feet, O my Jesus, and I offer you the repentance of my contrite heart, which abases itself in its nothingness in Your Holy Presence. I adore you in the Sacrament of Your Love; I desire to receive You in the poor abode that my heart offers You. While waiting for the happiness of a Sacramental Communion, I want to possess You in spirit. Come to me, O my Jesus, that I may come to You. May Your Love inflame my whole being, in life and in death. I believe in You, I hope in You, I love you. Amen.
Spiritual Communion Prayer
The Second Edition English Translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church includes the corrections promulgated by Pope John Paul II on 8 September 1997. These corrections to the English text of the Catechism of the Catholic Church were made to harmonize it with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II on the same date. For additional information, please click here.
Encyclicals & Letters
We can all become students of Scripture, and there is no better way to start than right here. Below are useful links to many Catholic websites that will assist you in your journey--from the Catechism of the Catholic Church to the New American Bible. There are links to help you get answers to questions you might have about the faith, to assist you in researching issues, or learning more about Church history or doctrine. There are sites that will allow you to begin a Bible study in the comfort of your own home. We invite you to explore these links and to begin the journey to deepen your spiritual walk with Christ.
www.catholic.org is a comprehensive Catholic religion web site featuring news, devotional materials, articles and editorials and links to numerous information sources for the Catholic faith.
www.catholic.net is the new, successor site to the Catholic Information Center on the Internet (CICI), one of the pioneering Catholic web sites since its inception in 1995. The site provides access to leading Catholic magazines and newspapers, papal encyclicals, Church documents, helpful devotional services and Catholic news from around the world, straight from the Rome-based Zenit News Service.
www.ewtn.com is the website for the Eternal Word Television Network. EWTN is a global Catholic media network dedicated to teaching the truth as defined by the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church, in keeping with the Holy Father’s call for a New Evangelism.
www.catholicexchange.com strives to create an enriching, Catholic environment. Its many links include news sites, a multitude articles and columns, scripture study, daily readings and meditations, a site for singles, movie reviews, prayer requests, and many others.
www.vatican.va is the official web site of the Holy See, providing a rich source of information on the Roman Catholic church, its leadership, its history, the Catechism and Canons and its various resources, such as the Secret Archives, the Vatican Library and Museums, among many other links.
www.usccb.org is the official website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The purpose of the website is to provide news and information, directly and through related links, “to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place.”
www.ncea.org is the website for the National Catholic Educational Association, whose purpose it is to advance the educational and catechetical mission of the church. NCEA’s institutional, individual and affiliate memberships represent Catholic education at all levels and in a variety of settings: preschools, elementary, and secondary schools, parish catechetical/religious education programs, diocesan offices, colleges, universities and seminaries.
www.CatholicNews.com/Movies offers Christian movie reviews and news with a Catholic perspective by the Catholic News Service.
www.catholic-sf.org is Northern California’s Weekly Catholic Newspaper, providing Vatican, National, State. San Francisco Archdiocese and local parish weekly news.
www.liturgy.slu.edu is the Center for Liturgy at St. Louis University which has reflections on the Sunday readings.