“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.

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD



Reflection   from the desk of Fr. Terry

Jesus before ascending to heaven, he gave them instruction on what to do. Jesus had disappeared from their eyes physically, but he had left a mission in their hands. Over the centuries, many thousands of missionaries have literally followed Jesus' missionary instructions. Because of what they did, as a result of that, you and I become Christians, Catholics today. Ascension reminds us of so many things. First and foremost, it reminds us of our own mission. This doesn't mean that we have to go to other nations and become missionaries. But rather we can stay right where we are and try to influence people around us by our good example. If all of us would bring one unchurched person to the church every year and if this unchurched person also brings one unchurched person to church every year, ten years after, there would be many who have embraced the faith and have become closer to God, I'm sure this is not a hard thing to do. Let us give it a try.