Serving the Catholic Community of Castro Valley

Celebrating a Livestreamed Mass

Remember you are in the loving presence of the Lord. As you gather in your home to participate at the online Mass, consider these suggestions:

• Gather the family and set up an altar or prayer space with a crucifix and candle.
• Wear your Sunday Mass attire and do not have any food, drink or electronic devices to distract you from being present and consciously participating at Mass.
• Recite the corresponding responses and observe the proper gestures at Mass like standing, sitting and kneeling.
• At Communion time, prayerfully recite the Prayer of Spiritual Communion:

“My Jesus, I believe that you suffered and died, and rose from death to save us. I believe that you are fully present in the bread this is blessed and broken, and the wine that is blessed and poured out in the sacrament of the Eucharist. Renew in me your sacrificial presence and let me be united with you at this moment, so that, in all my thoughts, words and actions, I may represent you, and love others as you love me. Amen”.