Solemnity of the Most Holy Body

Many thanks to all of you for your patience and your generosity over the last few weeks. It has been a blessing that we have been able to have Masses with a congregation , even though on a limited and restricted basis.

Perhaps you have noticed that the smaller votive candles are restocked as of a week ago, and thank you for your patience as the CoVID-19 pandemic affected shipments of these candles.

This week we have much gratitude to express to the Lord God, as we have two liturgical solemnities in which we are able to pray to the Triune God and give Him thanks.

Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ which was transferred from last Thursday. This feast originated in the middle of the 13th century, and was promulgated as a universal feast in the Latin/Roman Church by Pope Urban IV.

Even in the present age, much of the music for this great feast exists and remains in use, emphasizing the reality of the True Presence of the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of the Most Blessed Eucharist. We thank the good Lord for this gift of the Most Holy Eucharist, the Sacrament of Love.

This week’s second feast happens on Friday when the Universal Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. This feast is built on the centuries of devotion to the Heart of Our Lord and the love of God, and in 1856, Pope Pius IX declared it to be a universal feast in the Church.

In the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we witness divine love for humanity. We can speak forever about the Lord’s love for every one of us, and it will be in Heaven where we will forever dwell in love with God who is Love.
As always I keep