THE PASTOR’S DESK
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
We hope to hear from
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.