Missing the Holy Eucharist means like losing something very important, as if something is missing in life. It is the same feeling with many Catholics all over the world. I have heard many people saying that after receiving Jesus in the Holy Eucharist it is like consuming a great energy drink and it really rejuvenates their spiritual and physical body to start the day etc. Personally speaking I had a deep yearning to receive Christ every day after my First Holy Communion and I used to go to church with my grandmother every single day and if I were late in the morning or forgetting about she would come knocking at my door to wake me up and asking me to get ready for church, which she never did with her other grandchildren. Perhaps, she (my grandmother who is now in Heaven) is very fond of me and wanted me to become a priest someday. Now that I am a priest I owe it all to my grandmother who played a decisive role in modeling me into one. As young boy she taught me to adore and love the Eucharistic Lord daily to have grace upon grace. Sometimes you may find it funny but it is the truth.
Each of us is called to be a living sign of the Lord’s presence, and it can be accomplished only when we pay more attention to the Eucharistic Lord. His inevitable presence is there in every Eucharistic celebration, believe it or not. We don’t always notice that because our mind wanders in different directions or spins in 360 degree during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The Lord wants to be present in our world through each one of us. We are all aware of our capacity to hide the Lord as well as reveal Him. At the end of our day, it can be good to rewind and think about the blessings where the Lord has been gracing us with His presence, and then quietly give thanks for that. I would like to share with you some of the experiences of our parishioners who attend the Holy Mass daily.
“Receiving Jesus in everyday of my life gives me much relief and peace, I feel I am blessed” by Fred Germain Sr.
“I desire to receive Jesus everyday to express my love for Him, and to unite my works, joys and suffering to His sacrifice and through His goodness I have mercy.” By a faithful.
“I feel full of gratitude and love. I feel His presence within me, and also His mother. She also comes into the stable of my soul and makes it worthy to receive Him. Without Her “YES” we would not have the Body and Blood of Jesus” By Fred Mehrmann
“I look at the Holy host in my hand and try to fathom that I hold the timeless, infinite, creator who chooses to allow me to consume His very being, and thereby become a part of my very essence in a real and physical manner. Mind boggling!!.” By Chuck B. from North Dakota
“I say to Jesus “My Lord and My God” have mercy on me a sinner. May Your Body and Blood keep me safe for Eternal Life. I thank you for your love for me.” By a faithful.
“When I receive Jesus in communion I feel so blessed and at peace. It makes my day and gives me strength to face whatever comes my way.” By a faithful.