Pastor's Letter - June 3, 2018

The Feast of Corpus Christi (The Body of Christ) is an opportunity for the Church to reflect more deeply on the mystery of the Gift which the Lord left us in the Mass. At every Mass our offerings of bread and wine are brought to the Altar of Sacrifice, and, by the words and actions of the priest who stands in persona Christi (in the person of Christ), they become the Body and Blood of Christ. Though the appearances of bread and wine remain, by faith in the promise of the Lord Himself given at the Last Supper we know that we receive the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Savior, Jesus Christ. According to the constant teaching of the Church, we receive the “whole Lord” whether we receive Him under the “form of bread” only or the “form of wine” only. Lord, we thank You for giving us Your very Self in the Holy Eucharist! “Sweet Sacrament, we Thee adore! Oh, make us love Thee, more and more! Oh, make us love Thee, more and more!”

I wish to thank again those many parishioners who have responded generously following my recent presentation on the financial situation in our parish. My primary mission is to direct and support the spiritual life of all our parishioners; and with the assistance of the pastoral council and staff, I am looking forward to many good things in the future. Your continued generous financial support will insure that we can take care of the necessary material needs of our parish and fund the spiritual needs, too. With the assistance of the finance council I am preparing a budget for the upcoming fiscal year (beginning July 1, 2018), and developing a financial update report that will be regularly posted in our Sunday bulletin. This will provide for all our parishioners an up-to-date status on our financial condition throughout the year.

May God bless you!
Fr. Schaller