video reflection presented by: Beverly Ricci

video reflection

SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

Lk 1:57-66, 80
When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child
she gave birth to a son.
Her neighbors and relatives heard
that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her,
and they rejoiced with her.
When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child,
they were going to call him Zechariah after his father,
but his mother said in reply,
"No. He will be called John."
But they answered her,
"There is no one among your relatives who has this name."
So they made signs, asking his father what he wished him to be called.
He asked for a tablet and wrote, "John is his name,"
and all were amazed.
Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed,
and he spoke blessing God.
Then fear came upon all their neighbors,
and all these matters were discussed
throughout the hill country of Judea.
All who heard these things took them to heart, saying,
"What, then, will this child be?"
For surely the hand of the Lord was with him.
The child grew and became strong in spirit,
and he was in the desert until the day
of his manifestation to Israel.
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PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

11TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - JUNE 17, 2018

IMPORTANT Summer Mass Schedule will begin next weekend and end on September 2, (Labor Day Weekend). Changes are made to accommodate smaller attendance and better make use of the priestly manpower. During Summer Schedule we will have one Vigil Mass at 5:00PM at Sacred Heart. As we did last year, 8:30AM Mass at Sacred Heart and the 10:30AM Mass at Christ the King have been eliminated.

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers here today!

Tuesday – St. Romuald

Thursday – St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Friday – St. Paulinusof Nolas; Sts. John Fisher & Thomas More

Next Sunday is the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Sacred Heart Church - 5PM Novena to OLPH followed by Mass and Procession. All are invited, especially OLPH Novena Family Members.

We need help pierogi-making for the Summer Festival on Tuesday at 9AM for the filling and 6PM for pinching. Please come and help. Any time you can give would be greatly appreciated. This is the largest fundraiser for our parish, please come and help us out.

If you have not registered your child/children for Religious Education, please do so as soon as possible. Registration can be found on our website. RERGISTER HERE

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Thank you for your contributions. Last week, our collections totaled $11, 950. There will be a second collection after Holy Communion for Father’s Day. Please be generous.

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FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Christ!

The Feast of the Sacred Body and Precious Blood of Christ, or as its more commonly called “Corpus Christi” is a perfect opportunity to talk about how we should conduct ourselves in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.

1

Genuflection: When we walk into the Church, we genuflect toward the Tabernacle. When you go to genuflect, pause and do it slowly.

2

Language: it’s not the “bread and wine” once the consecration happens: it’s the Body and Blood of Christ.

3

Our body posture: make sure we try our best to show reverence and intentionality when we are ministering the Eucharist or receiving it.

4

We do not take the host out of the priest’s hands, we receive. That’s why when we receive, we do it one of two ways:
- If we receive on the hands, we make a throne with our hands: right hand under and left hand on top (if we are right handed).
- If we receive on the tongue, we make sure that we do so in a way that makes it easy to receive: chin up, tongue extended.

5

Whatever way we receive, we want to be sure that we give a loud and clear “Amen” to the statement “The Body (or Blood) of Christ”.

6

We show proper reverence and reflection when we process forward to receive Him. The communion line is not an appropriate time to socialize with those we walk by: we focus on Jesus in the Eucharist.

7

We avoid chewing gum during Mass and make sure that, if we are distributing The Eucharist, we act with great love and reverence.

8

We help those who come to Church but are not Catholic. We do so by explaining beforehand what the Eucharist is and why we ask those who are not Catholic to not receive it.

St. Paul tells us that “Whoever eats the flesh without considering it eats and drinks their condemnation”. It’s that important! May our love and reverence for the Eucharist translate into a deep love and reverence for each other!

God bless you!

Fr.Stan

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