FROM THE PASTOR
Today, we focus and reflect on one of the most important and central sacraments of the Church: Holy Eucharist. The celebration of Corpus Christi allows us to once again reflect on the importance of the Eucharist in the life of the Church as well as in our own personal lives. The Eucharist is the body and blood, soul, and divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ. We as Catholics have the privilege of receiving Jesus into the very abode of our hearts each time, we receive the Eucharist. The Jesus who healed the sick, comforted the outcasts, and forgave sinners is the same Jesus we receive each and every time. Those moments after we receive the Eucharist are the most sacred time for intimacy with Christ. We are at one with Him and He with us. It is an incredible time for prayer and laying our troubles and burdens before Him. “Come to me all you who are weary and find life burdensome and I will refresh” Jesus promises us in Matthew’s gospel. One of the ways Jesus refreshes us is with His Body and Blood in the Eucharist.
We ought not to take the Eucharist for granted or be unaware of who it is we are receiving into the abode of our souls. The trouble is that the Eucharist is so readily available to us that we can sometimes become complacent in receiving Him. We need to approach the Altar with all reverence and devotion as we prepare to receive Jesus.
During the pandemic, hopefully, we developed a hunger and an awareness of how desperately we need the Eucharist to live holy lives and to grow in grace and love. For those who are still “watching” the mass, you are depriving yourselves of receiving the Eucharist. It is time to return to celebrating the mass in person for those who are physically able to attend.
With the increased capacity at all the masses, the need for 5 weekend masses is not warranted. I have decided to suspend the 12:00 noon mass starting on Sunday, June 20th. The noon mass will resume after Labor Day on Sunday, September 12. For those who attend the 12:00 noon mass, I encourage you to attend one of the other weekend masses that can accommodate the increase in numbers. I thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
Summer Mass Schedule
Starting Sunday, June 20th
we will suspend the Noon Mass until September 12th.
Save the Date
August 15th, 2021