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Pastor’s Corner

Henderson John 2015 2016

August 12, 2018

Greetings,

I hope you are well and I pray that you are happy. I love to be able to receive the Body and Blood of Christ every day. It is so great to see so many people walking the aisle each Sunday to receive Jesus, truly present! When I receive him, I am so excited to realize that I have this awesome moment to open my hands and especially my heart to receive him, the Body of Christ.

Jesus works in us and if we realize who is coming into our hearts we would prepare for this special guest, the bread of life. When I invite someone to my home, I clean, I shop and do everything possible to make my guest feel welcome. We must do the same thing every Sunday, preparing for the greatest guest of all.

First and foremost I want to be conscious of who it is I am receiving. I must come to realize how privileged I am to receive Christ, our Lord and God! In Holy Communion, I am united with Jesus and with the entire community, with all of my brothers and sisters in Him.

I prepare myself for Holy Communion by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation whenever the need arises. God’s grace and mercy are what I desire in my life. I am not the only sinner in the room. We are all sinners. Let us never forget that fact. We begin a new start everytime we go to confession.

We all need to reflect on the words: “The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” Jesus suffered and died on the cross so that you and I can be free. I cannot live without accepting this love and recognizing that I need Christ’s flesh. The Body of Christ! Amen! The Blood of Christ! Amen. I hope and pray that we all look forward to hearing those words at every mass. Have a great week!

Your friend,

Fr. John