Sunday, June 6, is the feast of Corpus Christi, the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. The scriptures remind us of God’s presence in our lives and invite us into a deeper relationship with Jesus. Following the 11:30 AM mass of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, we will have the traditional, outdoor Corpus Christi procession with solemn benediction at the shrine of Our Lady of knock.
Although modern culture may disdain religious processions, it remains a truly “hearth and home” event in our parish. Mother church has many colorful, loving traditions. Such processions as this are just one example. Everyone is invited.
The Month of June (Overview – Calendar) is dedicated to the Sacred Heart. The Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost. In addition to the liturgical celebration, many devotional exercises are connected with the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Of all devotions, devotion to the Sacred Heart was, and remains, one of the most widespread and popular in the Church.
Understood in the light of the Scriptures, the term “Sacred Heart of Jesus” denotes the entire mystery of Christ, the totality of his being, and his person considered in its most intimate essential: Son of God, uncreated wisdom; infinite charity, principal of the salvation and sanctification of mankind. The “Sacred Heart” is Christ, the Word Incarnate, Saviour, intrinsically containing, in the Spirit, an infinite divine-human love for the Father and for his brothers.
Fathers, alive or dead, deserve our utmost praise and thanks. Father’s Day, which is Sunday, June 20, gives us the opportunity to pray for our fathers, grandfathers, godfathers, stepfathers, and all the men who have nurtured us, taught us, and believed in us.
You may have your father’s name placed on the altar for all the Father’s Day Masses. Cards are available in the pews and at the church doors.