21st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Published on Aug 25th, 2018 by Parish Office | 0

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

Saint Augustine is the one who was most clear about Communion. He instructs us, when the priest is holding up the bread and chalice, now the Body and Blood of Christ, to “see who you are and become what you eat.” Pope Francis said: “Each time we receive Communion, we resemble Jesus more; we transform ourselves more fully into Jesus.”

I had a discussion with a parishioner recently about the fact that as we leave church we are each a “tabernacle” as the Body and Blood of Jesus resides within each person who has taken communion. St. Therese the Little Flower stated that we really should be bowing or genuflecting to each other. Certainly, this should be our awareness, that we carry a special gift within us. And, even when time passes, the Holy Spirit is still dwelling within us as we go about our daily regimen. We would probably change some of our behaviors if we were aware of this at all times.

The mass ends with the “misa”, being sent (from which mass gets its name). We have had a privileged experience, a little taste of heaven, and now we are sent to bring this to the world.

With love,

Fr. Tom

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