"Remember, I am with you always to the end of the age" (Mt 28:20)

6th Sunday of Easter Livestream Eucharistic Celebration

6th Sunday of Easter Livestream Eucharistic Celebration

Fr. JM Manzano, SJ

Spiritual Communion

Those who are unable to make sacramental Communion with Christ by participating in the Eucharist, can express the desire to receive him in their spirit with these words that help to make spiritual communion with him: To our online brothers and sisters please follow after me.
My Jesus, I believe / that you are truly present / in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
/ I love you above all things  / and 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 if You were already there / and unite myself wholly to You.
/ Never permit me / to be separated from You. / Amen (Saint Alphonsus Liguori)

Acts 8:5–8, 14–17 ·

Peter and John laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed the Christ to them. With one accord, the crowds paid attention to what was said by Philip when they heard it and saw the signs he was doing. For unclean spirits, crying out in a loud voice, came out of many possessed people, and many paralyzed or crippled people were cured. There was great joy in that city.
  Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who went down and prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit, for it had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.
Psalm 66:1–3, 4–5, 6–7, 16, 20
Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
Shout joyfully to God, all the earth,
  sing praise to the glory of his name;
proclaim his glorious praise.
  Say to God, “How tremendous are your deeds!”
Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
“Let all on earth worship and sing praise to you,
  sing praise to your name!”
Come and see the works of God,
  his tremendous deeds among the children of Adam.
Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
He has changed the sea into dry land;
  through the river they passed on foot;
therefore let us rejoice in him.
  He rules by his might forever.
Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
Hear now, all you who fear God, while I declare
  what he has done for me.
Blessed be God who refused me not
  my prayer or his kindness!
Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
1 Peter 3:15–18

Put to death in the flesh, Christ was raised to life in the Spirit.

Beloved: Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be the will of God, than for doing evil. For Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the sake of the unrighteous, that he might lead you to God. Put to death in the flesh, he was brought to life in the Spirit.
John 17:1–11a

Father, glorify your Son.

Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you, just as you gave him authority over all people, so that your son may give eternal life to all you gave him. Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. I glorified you on earth by accomplishing the work that you gave me to do. Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began.
  “I revealed your name to those whom you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you gave me is from you, because the words you gave to me I have given to them, and they accepted them and truly understood that I came from you, and they have believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for the ones you have given me, because they are yours, and everything of mine is yours and everything of yours is mine, and I have been glorified in them. And now I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, while I am coming to you.”