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Pastoral Letter

June 18, 2017 - The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Dear Friends,

Happy Father's Day to all of our Dads!

This weekend is also the "Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ." Celebrating such a feast; I would like to continue my column from last week where I gave quotes from our Popes, affirming our practice of making visits to the Blessed Sacrament; which we are so privileged to have, here, at our 24/7 Adoration Chapel. I continue with these quotes from Saint John Paul II.

 St. Pope John Paul II:

 "Our essential commitment in life is to preserve and advance constantly in Eucharistic life and Eucharistic piety and to grow spiritually in the climate of the Holy Eucharist." March 4. 1979

"The Church and the world have a great need of Eucharistic worship. Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love. Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Him in adoration and in contemplation that is full of faith and ready to make reparation for the great faults and crimes of the world; may our adoration never cease." February 24.1980

"I encourage Christians regularly to visit Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar, for we are all called to abide in the presence of God, thanks to Him who is with us until the end of time. In contemplation, Chrlstians will perceive ever more profoundly that the paschal mystery is at the heart of all Christian life. This practice leads them to join more intensely in the paschal mystery." May 28, 1986

 "If we are to experience the Eucharist as the "source and summit of all Christian life" (Lumen Gentium, 11), then we must celebrate it with faith, receive it with reverence, and allow it to transform our minds and hearts through the prayer of adoration. Only by deepening our Eucharistic communion with the Lord, through personal prayer, can we discover what He asks of us in daily life." October 7, 1989

Have a Blessed week, and again, God Bless all of our Dads, living and deceased.

Fr. Dave