I Communion 2011
This Sunday we celebrate the great gift of Communion. Let's humbly ask the Lord that we may receive him in a way that will lead us to salvation.
The Church is the Body of Christ …
"God needs the Eucharist more than you and I do." It is the way He fulfills his desire to be with us till the end of the ages.
Pope Benedict XVI prayed:
With the Eucharist, therefore, heaven comes down to earth, the tomorrow of God descends into the present and it is as if time remains embraced by divine eternity.
Stay with us, Christ; give to us the gift of yourself and give us the bread that nourishes us for eternal life. Free this world from the venom of evil, of violence and of hate, which contaminate consciences; purify it with the power of your merciful love."
Thanksgiving after Receiving Holy Communion
Dear Jesus, I believe that You are present within my heart.
You said, "This is My Body and My Blood."
And I know You love me and want to be with me.
From my heart, I thank You for all You have given to me: my life, my parents, my health, Baptism, protection, and all that I have.
Make me more grateful still.
Generous Lord, I ask for still more: Protect my soul and body.
Be good to those I love.
Watch over me and make me good and faithful to You.
Jesus, I promise to receive You often in Holy Communion.
Remain with me, dear Jesus, today and always.
Never leave me in life and be with me in the hour of my death. Amen.