By Fr. Terry Kerner

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ –better known to most of us as “Corpus Christi”. The feast has always been celebrated after the celebrations of Easter, Pentecost and Trinity Sundays. The reason is simple and logical. The Body and Blood of Christ is what sustains us through the year and all our observances and reflections on those profound mysteries of Faith that we call “feasts”. Our great and memorable encounters with the mystery of Christ in our lives are evident when we enjoy Christmas, Easter, Pentecost and Trinity Sunday and all the other feasts in the Church’s calendar. Corpus Christi is an important reminder of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. But one Sunday celebration does not say it all. The great gift of Eucharist, the core of our practice of the Faith, is embraced every day of the week, every hour in every place around the world. The Church– we Christians—have also been called the Body of Christ. What a gift we have been given in Christ—one certainly we are invited to “re-gift” to one another!

Our parish will celebrate our Patroness’ feast day on July fourteenth. Following the 11:00 AM Mass, picnic food, frolic and fun will be celebrated. Translate “frantic” to mean polka music and dancing, a little bingo playing on the side and all topped off with some great picnic foods. Hopefully you can make it. We only need to know if you are attending so we can order enough brats and Italian sausage. Please see the form in today’s bulletin and return it to the parish A.S.A.P.

We hope to hear from you.

Last week we invited you to consider the trip to Gettysburg, Washington D.S. and Pittsburgh. The invitation stands. This is not your usual trip to “DC” which many of us have made in the past. Some new and interesting sites have been added included the Spy, the Bible, and the News Museums. Also a stop at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA and some fun touring of Pittsburgh. Autumn is a comfortable time of year to travel with smaller crowds. Cooler weather and even some half priced souvenirs! More info is available by calling the parish office at 336-3227.

Enjoy the beginning of summer.


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