The Eucharist was defined and commanded by the Lord so that his disciples would be strengthened with his Body and Blood to face the challenges of life. May we receive Jesus Christ through our participation at Mass with fervent desire!
From the low point in Christ’s earthly mission to St. Peter’s extraordinary ministry, Jesus alone offers what is necessary for our journey through this life. May we place our hearts in his care as we follow the Lord’s call.
Jesus states that we must eat his flesh and drink his blood to have eternal life. May our reception of the Body and Blood of Christ in Holy Communion nourish our souls as the Lord renews us with his grace.
The crowds find the teaching of Jesus too hard, and many who followed him now leave and go back to their former ways. Rejection does not stop us from proclaiming the Good News; rather, it reminds us that people have the freedom to choose their path. May we keep inviting them to follow the Lord!
The Lord teaches the people that those who eat His flesh and drink His blood have eternal life. May our frequent reception of Holy Communion strengthen us with God’s grace in the messiness of life and inspire us to live for Jesus Christ.
The Eucharist is a banquet that nourishes, celebrates and unites our lives. Christ himself feeds us with his Body and Blood so that we might grow in grace. Two simple questions follow from this great gift:
Are we coming?
Are we coming prepared?
For always remember that one day we will stand before the One who is the source of all grace…and what then will we say?