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Rev. Edward G. Rama, Administrator
209 Route 206
Branchville, New Jersey 07826
Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Each year we dedicate the month of June to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. To give special honor to the Sacred Heart of Jesus we are offering a 24-hour day of prayer starting on Friday, June 3rd after the 8:00 am Mass & ending Saturday morning at the 8:00 am Mass. See the sign-up sheet at the rear of the church. Come and join us for some quiet time with the Lord.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
From the Desk of Father Ed:
This Sunday the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Every weekday and every Sunday we celebrate and receive the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus in the Eucharist. It is the greatest gift that God gives to us; the gift of his very self in the form of bread and wine. Through the work of the Holy Spirit and the words of the Priest who stands in the Person of Christ and prays the Eucharistic Prayer, the bread and wine are changed in substance into the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus. The Glorified Body of Jesus is truly, really, and substantially made present in the Holy Eucharist and given to us as food necessary for life.
This Sunday we celebrate this gift with a greater awareness, a greater sense of awe, and with an ever greater thankfulness flowing from our hearts. Our God has made it is so easy for us to share in his life. He has given us his flesh to eat and his blood to drink in a way that it so simple for us, that is, in the form of bread and wine. At the Last Supper with his Apostles, while at the Passover Meal, "the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, ‘This is my Body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way also the cup, after the supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me’" (1Cor 11:25-26).
The Eucharistic meal is forever linked to Jesus’ Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Jesus’ Passion is made present at the altar every time we gather to celebrate the Holy Mass. His Body and Blood are given to us in the Eucharist as the sign of the new covenant that he has made with his people, the Church. He has left us an everlasting memorial of his Passion and Death so that we will always remember his great act of love for us – That he laid down his life for us on a Cross. And that he did not want to leave us orphans and so he remains with us his Church and gives himself to us, to be united with us in the Eucharist – The greatest gift – The gift of his very self, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ!
Our Lady Queen of Peace, pray for us,
This past Saturday we journeyed into New York City with a bus load of 40 pilgrims including Father Brian and myself. We walked through the Doors of Mercy at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and prayed for our parish to receive the many graces for this Year of Mercy. We had some free time to do a little sightseeing in Manhattan and some of us visited the Central Park Zoo. It was a day of prayer and fun for all. Special thanks to our Evangelization team, Barbara Bayles, Anita Schweizer, Rita Wenning, and Robin Zidek for organizing the trip. We are planning another pilgrimage in October to the Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, MA.
This Friday is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. We will be having a special day of prayer in our parish known as 24-hour Adoration. After the 8:00 am Mass on Friday we will take Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament from the Tabernacle and place him in the monstrance (which is a gold stand with a glass case where the consecrated Host is placed) on the altar. The Blessed Sacrament (the True Presence of Jesus in the monstrance) will be exposed for a time period of 24 hours. The Adoration prayer time will end on Saturday morning at the 8:00 am Mass. Please try to make an effort and come to this 24-hour of prayer. You can spend as much time with the Lord as you like; most people try to come for 1 hour. This is a wonderful opportunity to get in some quiet time with Jesus and to just sit in his presence. Moments before Jesus died on the Cross he said, "I thirst". He still thirsts for you to come and be with him in silence and solitude so that he can spiritually embrace you and speak to your heart and fill you with his grace and peace. The Lord is calling you to spend some time alone with him because he loves you and wants you to be with him.
Thursday, June 16, 7:30 PM,
Our Lady Queen of Peace:
Branchville, NJ (973) 948-3185
Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish will be offering a Healing Mass. The Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 16, at 7:30 PM in the Church.
The healing service will take place immediately after Mass; Father Ed will be celebrating the Mass and healing service. Healing has always been a part of the Church. Jesus healed the blind man, the deaf man, and the leper. We find in Sacred Scripture physical healings, healing of relationships, psychological healing, financial healing, and spiritual healing. Come with expectant faith and join us, and experience the Lord’s healing power.