Reflection from the desk of Fr. Terry
We cannot live without food. Jesus says the same about the Eucharist in the Gospel of St. John. “If you do not eat the flesh of the Son of man, you will not have life in yourselves,” The altar is the center of attention inside a Catholic Church. Most other Christian churches have no altars. They are just large halls which are used for prayer, meetings and sermons. That’s why we Catholics must remember that the main reason why we come to Mass on Sundays is not only to attend Mass but to celebrate a Mass with Jesus. We go to Mass not only because we want to hear the word of God and the sermons of the priest but also that we want to go to communion and receive Jesus in his body. So when we receive Jesus during communion “When the priest or Eucharistic minister holds up the sacred host and says to you: “The body of Christ “, try to realize, in a special way, what you receive, that this sacred Host is the living body of Jesus. It is the same Jesus who was born in Bethlehem. It is the same Jesus who was nailed and died on the cross. It is the same Jesus who rose from the dead.