COMBINED HOLY MASS (ENGLISH AND SLOVAK) AT 10:00 AM WITH ARCHBISHOP JÁN OROSH FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF TRNAVA, SLOVAKIA
Join our parish in celebrating the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Holy Mass will be followed by Eucharistic procession and benediction. The celebration will continue with a reception in Fr. Mikuš Hall.
The unity of the Mystical Body: the Eucharist makes the Church. Those who receive the Eucharist are united more closely to Christ. Through it Christ unites them to all the faithful in one body – the Church. Communion renews, strengthens, and deepens this incorporation into the Church, already achieved by Baptism. In Baptism we have been called to form but one body. The Eucharist fulfills this call: The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bred which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. (CCC 1396)
If you are the body and members of Christ, then it is your sacrament that is placed on the table of the Lord; it is your sacrament that you receive. To that which you are you respond ‘Amen’ (‘yes, it is true!’) and by responding to it you assent to it. For you hear the words, ‘the Body of Christ’ and respond ‘Amen.’ Be then a member of the Body of Christ that your Amen may be true.St. Augustine