Eucharist

What are you looking for?  What are you waiting for? What are you working for? What are you hungering and thirsting for?  What are you living for?  What are you dying for?  Jesus answered all these questions with one word: you—His people.  Some of us, but hopefully not all of us would answer the question with one word: me.  The ultimate sign of self-implosion is the narcissistic person who sees themselves as the center of the universe.  It’s all about themselves.  A Christian reflects Christ, and they pour themselves out for the life of others.  Jesus said: “…whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? Or what can one give in exchange for his life?” (Mt 16:25-26)  The only thing that we have to give to God, the only thing God wants is ourselves offered to Him through the one perfect sacrifice of His Only Begotten Son.  That is what we do when we celebrate the Eucharist.  In the Eucharist all the looking, the waiting, the working, the hungering and the thirsting, and the dying come to an end.  What remains is the love of God and eternal life.  Our hearts are restless until the rest in God.  I plan to expand the hours of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to Mondays and Fridays with exposition beginning after the 8 am Mass on Mondays and Fridays and benediction at 8 pm on those days.  I also plan to begin celebration 8 am Mass on First Saturdays, and perhaps also having all-night adoration First Friday thru First Saturday. I have been talking to a couple of potential coordinators for Eucharistic Adoration and hope to start all these things in September along with a revised Mass Schedule beginning after Labor Day.  Weekday Mass schedule will remain the same, as will Saturdays, except for adding an 8 am Mass on First Saturdays.  The 8 am Sunday morning Mass will be discontinued.  The English Mass will be moved from 10 am to 9:30 am.  The Spanish Mass at noon will continue.  Please consider continuing or initiating participation in Adoration and serving in a ministry.

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