Parish News for the Month of May

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Upcoming Events

Sun, 29 May 2016 01:00 PM
Mon, 30 May 2016 (All day)
Mon, 30 May 2016 09:00 AM
Tue, 31 May 2016 07:00 PM

Readings for the Week

Readings for the Week of May 29, 2016
Sunday: Gn 14:18-20/Ps 110:1-4/
     1 Cor 11:23-26/Lk 9:11b-17
Monday: 2 Pt 1:2-7/Ps 91:1-2, 14-16/
     Mk 12:1-12
Tuesday: Zep 3:14-18a or Rom 12:9-16/
     Is 12:2-6/Lk 1:39-56
Wednesday: 2 Tm 1:1-3, 6-12/
     Ps 123:1-2/Mk 12:18-27
Thursday: 2 Tm 2:8-15/Ps 25:4-5,
     8-10, 14/Mk 12:28-34
Friday: Ez 34:11-16/Ps 23:1-6/
     Rom 5:5b-11/Lk 15:3-7
Saturday: 2 Tm 4:1-8/Ps 71:8-9,
     14-17, 22/Lk 2:41-51
Next Sunday: 1 Kgs 17:17-24/Ps 30:2,
     4-6, 11-13/Gal 1:11-19/Lk 7:11-17

From the Pastor's Desk

     The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, which we traditionally call “Corpus Christi” emerged as a feast in medieval Europe. It is said that St. Julianna of Cornillon, a Belgian mystic and prioress (similar to the title, “Mother Superior”) was the driving force behind establishing this holy Feast. She had visions which directed her to establish a feast in which greater devotion was focused on the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.      
     Because St. Julianna proceeded with caution, that is, discerning her motives with spiritual directors and theologians, it took decades before this Feast was established. St. Thomas Aquinas, a Papal Theologian, was instrumental in bringing this Feast-day into existence. Moreover, St. Thomas wrote many of the hymns we sing during Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction.