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fr-greg 133 w borderFaithful Navigator Tom, Grand Knight-elect Brian, and Honor Guard Captain Michael --

MANY, MANY thanks for the wonderful participation of the Knights of Columbus, Council and Assembly, and Honor Guard in this morning's Corpus Christi Procession!
You, Brother Knights, outdid yourselves -- in your deportment, your devotion and your splendid "presence"!

In her autobiographical writings, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, recounts that one of the key events in her conversion to Catholicism occurred during a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament -- that as she watched people in the street kneel and adore the Eucharistic Lord, she thought, 'In my church (high Episcopalian) we say that we believe that Christ is present in the Eucharist, but here the very simple, humble people in the streets, act as though it is true!' Such is the power of His Presence!

Many people do not realize this, but most of the miraculous healings which happen at Lourdes, occur not during the 'baths' but during the Procession of the Blessed Sacrament among the sick and handicapped. Such is the power of His Presence!

To carry Christ to the world is the vocation of every Christian, and in our Corpus Christi Procession each year, we literally act upon His command and His promise: "And I, when I be lifted up, I will draw all men and women to Myself!" (John 12:32)

We will never know, this side of Heaven, how many lives were touched, how many were 'healed', how many were drawn to Him, this day -- but you, my Brother Knights, were part of what He is doing through His Eucharistic Presence!

Vivat JESUS!
fr. greg

 

fr-greg 133 w borderDEAR BROTHER KNIGHTS --
As we move through the final weeks of the Lenten Pilgrimage toward Holy Week, we do well to remember that we are an "Easter People"!
Our Catholic Faith is centered in the Incarnate Word - JESUS - and on the Paschal (from 'Pesach' - "Passover") Mystery: His Passion, Death, and Resurrection! (Only English-speaking Christians use the word "Easter" -- everyone else uses a translation of "Passover"!) Read more...

 

Your Parish Priest --
"St. John Vianney's arrival in Ars in 1815 aroused little enthusiasm in the tiny French parish. The news that he had barely passed through seminary had gone before him.
"Oh, how dull his sermons will be," people said. "And how will this fellow be able to administer the finances of even such a poor flock?"
Who could have guessed that this humble, seemingly inept, parish priest would become the patron saint of all parish priests? (Feast Day: 4 August)
Your parish priest is the spiritual guide chosen for you at this time by the wisdom of God.
Do they receive all that they have a right to expect from you? Your cooperation in parish activities? Respect? Frequent remembrance in your prayers?
Even though it may appear that a priest has neither tact nor talent, your parish priests can still lay claim to your respect for the sole reason that they have persevered in a vocation which is almost as demanding as it is dignified." -Fr. Francis R. Moeslein