Mass Times

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 9th May
The Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians
6:00pm (STA) (Saturday) Vigil Mass of Sunday
9:00am (AS) Mass
11:00am (AS) Mass

Monday 10th May Eastertide Feria
10:00am (STA) Mass

Tuesday 11th May
Eastertide Feria
10:00am (AS) Mass

Wednesday 12th May
Eastertide Feria
10:00am (STA) Mass

Thursday 13th May
SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD
10:00pm (AS) Mass

Friday 14th May
Feast: St Matthias
10:00am (STA) Mass

Saturday 15th May
Eastertide Feria
NO MORNING MASS

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 16th May
6:00pm (STA) (Saturday) Vigil Mass of Sunday
9:00am (AS) Mass
11:00am (AS) Mass

STA: St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE
AS: All Saints Church, Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

The Act Spiritual Communion
The heartfelt desire to receive Our Lord even when we are unable to do so at Mass. This desire to receive him through Spiritual Communion is an act of love which prolongs our thanksgiving even when we are not in the Eucharistic presence of Our Lord. The desire is to live constantly in His presence: ‘The effects of a sacrament can be received by desire’ (St Thomas Aquinas). There are many formulae from the saints for making a Spiritual Communion including St Alphonsus Liguori:
My Jesus, I believe that You are truly present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as being already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen

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