Rev. Keith Laskowski
June 10/11, 2023
Today we celebrate the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ traditionally known as Corpus Christi. This feast honors the great gift we have received from Jesus Christ- his Real Presence in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. At the Last Supper, Jesus took bread and said, "This is my Body" We take Jesus at his Word. As Catholic Christians, we believe that the bread and wine are transformed during the Mass into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us, "Christ is always present in his Church, ... most especially in the Eucharistic species" (1088).
"Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him." These words of Jesus capture the reality of our belief in the Real Presence of Christ. Jesus gives himself as spiritual food to nourish us on our spiritual journey. When we receive the Holy Eucharist, our communion with Jesus is deepened and strengthened. It can be a moment of profound intimacy. In addition, we, too, are strengthened as members of the Body of Christ. The Holy Eucharist nourishes the members of the Body of Christ.
Sunday afternoon from 1-6pm, we have our 2nd annual Festa - Fiesta. Join us for an afternoon of delicious food, music, games. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Monday evening join us for solemn evening prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Tuesdays the feast of St. Anthony. In honor of this great saint, we will have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament throughout the day beginning at 8:30am. We will conclude with Mass at 6:30pm, procession of the St. Anthony Statue and distribution of the blessed bread. We welcome Fr. Stan Moczydlowski as our guest homilist for both evenings.
I hope you can join us for all of these events.