I thank Father Gerry for being here last week to allow me to spend some time with family and friends. It’s good to be back, recharged and refreshed! Danielle is still in Pennsylvania visiting with her mom and family this week, therefore, the office will be closed this week too.
You may have seen an electrician working around the church lately. He is David Costa, a parishioner, who has been erecting some needed outdoor motion lights near the entrance of the side door of the church as well as fixing some fixtures inside. He has installed motion on/off switches in all the restrooms in the church. This way, if someone forgets to the shut the light/fan in the restroom, it’ll automatically shut-off on its own after a short while.
You may have noticed that the confessional room is no longer in operation because of the ensuing construction. Therefore, we will hold confession in the sacristy before Saturday Mass at the usual time. If the sacristy door is open, please come in; if not, please wait.
As we already know, the Eucharist is the Real Presence of Jesus; Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. And so, during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, we are adoring the Risen Christ; Life itself. Many people today have the same reaction as those disciples who heard Jesus preach it for the first time in Capernaum. They were scandalized! “This saying is hard, and who can hear it?” (John 6:61) St. John later tells us, that many of Jesus’ Disciples stopped following Him altogether because Jesus reiterated that “His flesh is true food, His Blood is true drink.” And so, I implore you to deepen your Faith by adoring the Lord in the Eucharist here on Wednesdays. Stop by and make a visit and if the Holy Spirit moves you; sign up to give an hour of your week in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Please call Sue Whitman at 603-745-3331 if you are interested.
Peace, and please continue to pray for those on the prayer line and on the sick list as well as our parish community!