Gospel Jn 16:12-15
The Solemnity of Corpus Christi will take place next weekend June 22- 23 2019.
On June 23 following immediately after 11 00 am Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption, there will be an Eucharistic Procession in the surrounding neighbourhood The procession will leave from the church, and return to the church so we can share a BBQ lunch.
THIS IS AN ACTIVITY FOR THE WHOLE PARISH COMMUNITY!!
The Knights of Columbus are hosting the annual BBQ at Our Lady of the Assumption after the conclusion of the Eucharistic Procession. The Knights will gladly accept a free will offering to contribute to the cost of providing lunch.
The Eucharist – Jesus Christ sharing his complete self with us is the source and summit of the whole Christian life The feast of Corpus Christi (or the Most Holy Body Blood of Christ) is a celebration of Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist, as He gave himself to us beginning at the Last Supper This feast parallels the celebration on Holy Thursday in commemoration of the institution of this Sacrament When the Eucharist is carried through the streets in solemn procession, the Christian people are given a chance to publicly declare their faith and devotion to Jesus who we follow along the road of life, and into the world we live in It is also a chance for the community surrounding us to encounter God in a profound, beautiful, and meaningful way.
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Feast days for the coming week:
Sunday – June 16 – ST. John Francis Regis
Monday – June 17 – St. Joseph Cafasso
Tuesday – June 18 – Venerable Matt Talbot
Wednesday – June 19 – St. Romuald
Thursday – June 20 – St. Paulinis of Nola
Friday – June 21 – St. Aloysius Gonzaga
Saturday – June 22 – St. Thomas More
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One Father, One Son, and One Holy Spirit perfectly united
The Jews understood God as Creator and Father of all that he made (Deuteronomy 32:6) and they understood Israel (the promised son and his heirs) as God’s firstborn son (Exodus 4:22). Jesus reveals the true nature of God the Father in an unheard of sense. He is eternally Father by his relationship to his eternal and only-begotten Son, who, reciprocally, is Son only in relation to his Father (see Matthew 11:27). The Spirit, likewise, is inseparably one with the Father and the Son. Jesus reveals the triune nature of God and the inseparable union of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The mission of Jesus and the Spirit is one
The mission of Jesus and of the Holy Spirit are the same – to reveal the glory of God and to share that glory with us by uniting us in a community of love with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That is why Jesus tells his disciples that the Spirit will reveal the glory of the Father and the Son and will speak what is true. Before his Passover, Jesus revealed the Holy Spirit as the ‘Paraclete’ and Helper who will be with Jesus’ disciples to teach and guide them “into all the truth” (John 14:17,26; 16:13). The ultimate end, the purpose for which God created us, is the entry of God’s creatures into the perfect unity of the blessed Trinity. In baptism we are called to share in the life of the Holy Trinity here on earth in faith and after death in eternal light.
Quote from the early church fathers: The Mystery of the Holy Spirit, by Hilary of Poitiers (315-367 AD)
“John tells us that all things came into being through the Son who is God the Word abiding with you, Father, from the beginning. Paul in his turn enumerates the things created in the Son, both visible and invisible, in heaven and on earth. And while he is specific about all that was created in and through Christ, of the Holy Spirit he considers it enough simply to say that he is your Spirit.Therefore I concur with those chosen men in thinking that just as it is not expedient for me to venture beyond my mental limitation and predicate anything of your only-begotten Son except that, as those witnesses have assured us, he was born of you, so it is not fitting for me to go beyond the power of human thought and the teaching of those same witnesses by declaring anything regarding the Holy Spirit other than that he is your Spirit. Rather than waste time in a fruitless war of words, I would prefer to spend it in the firm profession of an unhesitating faith. (excerpt from ON THE TRINITY 12.55-57)
Text and reflections, courtesy and used with permission – http://dailyscripture.servantsoftheword.org
“May the Lord Jesus put his hands on our eyes also, for then we too shall begin to look not at what is seen but at what is not seen. May he open the eyes that are concerned not with the present but with what is yet to come, may he unseal the heart’s vision, that we may gaze on God in the Spirit, through the same Lord, Jesus Christ, whose glory and power will endure throughout the unending succession of ages.” (prayer of Origin, 185-254 AD)
There will be a time of Eucharistic Adoration on the First Friday of every month. It will take place at Our Lady of the Assumption Church following the 9:00 am Mass and end with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 11:00 am. All are welcome to join us for a time of silent prayer and adoration before Our Eucharistic Lord.