this is an important thread to me for the fact that it seems to be the case, and may the case more often someday in the future, that access to the sacraments might be severely limited to us lay people. I thank god for the charismatic renewal for this very reason: it allows those of us who are open to it to receive real graces like being filled with the Spirit when we might not have ready access to sacraments like confirmation and also, I might add, the eucharist. In some sense, praying to be filled with Christ outside of the eucharist could be what has been defined as spiritual communion, which our church readily believes is an actual communion with Him.
Not that I want to lose access to the eucharist or any of the sacraments, mind you. I think that both the charismatic renewal and the sacraments are a powerhouse of grace when together.
may peace be yours in Christ Jesus