Catholic Sunday Communion Service Outline


Sunday Celebration of the Liturgy of the Word
with Holy Communion


Deacon or Lay Leader:

We gather here to celebrate the Lord’s Day. Sunday has been called the Lord’s Day because it was on this day that Jesus conquered sin and death and rose to new life. Unfortunately, we are not able to celebrate the Mass today because we do not have a priest. Let us be united in the spirit of Christ with the Church around the world and celebrate our redemption in Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection.

Sign of the Cross

Deacon or Lay Leader:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

All: Amen


Deacon or Lay Leader:

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God for ever.

All: Blessed be God for ever.


Deacon or Lay Leader:

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading
Responsorial Psalm
Second Reading
Gospel Acclamation
Homily by a Deacon or a written reflection by a Priest is preferred

Period of Silence

Nicene Creed


I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayer of the Faithful

Deacon or Lay Leader:

Communion Rite

Deacon or Lay Leader:

The Father provides us with food for eternal life. At the Savior’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:


Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen

Invitation to Communion

Deacon or Lay Leader:

Behold the Lamb of God, behold Him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.


Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.


Act of Thanksgiving

Concluding Rite

Invitation to Pray for Vocations to the Priesthood

Deacon or Lay Leader:

Mindful of our Lord’s word, “Ask the Master of the harvest to send out laborers for the harvest,” let us pray for an increase of vocations to the priesthood. May our prayer hasten the day when we will be able to take part in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist every Sunday.


Sign of Peace