Dear Gabriel,

I couldn’t get to Mass today, so instead I went to the Rosary Group. They were saying the Mysteries of Light, starting with the baptism of Christ, the marriage at Cana, the Proclamation of the Kingdom, the Transfiguration, then finally the Institution of the Eucharist. At the words:

he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me…

it was almost as if I were taking part in a proper celebration of the Eucharist. I am not telling you that just saying the words can ever be a replacement for the real experience of going to Mass but if that is all you have time for, or can do, it is a good substitute.