There are spiritual alternatives for those who cannot attend Mass. Hearing the readings proclaimed and the Gospel preached by watching televised versions of the Mass for the benefit of spiritual communion. These are available from many sources – online video streams, radio and television. Find a listing here.

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
I believe that You are 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 if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.

(Saint Alphonsus Liguori)

From the Vatican