If you're unable to attend Mass, pray this prayer and ask your guardian angel to go in your place. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life." (CCC 336). Since our guardian angels desire God's glory and our salvation, we can be confident that they will gladly pray for us at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!
A Prayer to your Guardian Angel When You Can't Attend Mass:
O Holy Angel at my side,
Go to Church for me, kneel in my place,
At Holy Mass, where I desire to be.
At offertory, in my stead, take all I am and own,
And place it as a sacrifice upon the Altar Throne.
At Holy Consecration’s bell, adore with
Seraph’s love, my Jesus hidden in the Host,
Come down from heaven above.
Then pray for those I dearly love,
And those who cause me grief,
That Jesus’ blood may cleanse all hearts,
And suffering souls relieve.
And when the priest Communion takes,
Oh, bring my Lord to me, that His sweet
Heart may rest on mine, and I His temple be.
Pray that this Sacriﬁce Divine, may all our sins efface;
then bring me Jesus’ blessing home.
the pledge of every grace.