“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.

CORPUS CHRISTI SUNDAY



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.

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY



Reflection   from the desk of Fr. Terry

Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Holy Trinity. This feast is a fact of our faith, a part of our faith and a mystery. It is not meant to be analyzed, but a mystery to be lived. Our ordinary devotion to the Trinity is revealed in the Sign of the cross, when we say: "In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." The sign of the cross distinguishes us from other Christian group. Making the sign of the cross in the Church or before you enter the church, this shows that we are followers of the Holy Trinity and we believe in the Trinitarian God. If you do it in public, it is an expression to the world that you believe in the Holy Trinity. When we make the sign of the cross, we also profess that we belong to the Body of Christ the Church. This means that everything we do, whether good or bad, affect other people. Our behavior may either comforts or hurts others. Let us make the sign of the cross from the heart. Let us not grow tired of making the sign of cross because we belong to the Holy Trinity.

PENTECOST SUNDAY



Reflection   from the desk of Fr. Terry

We Christians celebrate Pentecost fifty days after the resurrection of Jesus. It is the feast of the Holy Spirit and the Birth of the Church, for Jesus sent His spirit over the disciples to empower them to live by His word. Jesus breathed on them the Holy Spirit by saying: "Receive the Holy Spirit, do not be afraid." And that changed the disciples totally in proclaiming Christ boldly.  We too received the Holy Spirit during our Baptism and Conformation. But why does he not change our lives as He changed that of the apostles? why do we behave in many ways like pagans as if we have never received the Holy Spirit? I guess because the Holy Spirit inspires us to do good things but in the long run it's up to us to accept, ignore and reject His promptings. Even though we do not see the Holy Spirit, we are aware that He is at work in our lives.

" Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created, and you shall renew the face of the earth."