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Solmnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus

St.Augustine taught in the Eucharist, “Behold the mystery of your salvation laid out for you; behold what you are, become what you receive.” When we eat regular food, it is transformed and becomes part of us. But in a mysterious way, when we consume Jesus’ body in the Eucharist, it does not become our flesh; in fact, we are transformed into Him. We become like Jesus, not the other way around. Pope Benedict XVI said, “The Body and Blood of Christ are given to us so that we ourselves will be transformed in our turn. We are to become the Body of Christ, His own flesh and blood.” We become living tabernacles of His presence. Like Mary carrying Christ in her womb to love and serve Elizabeth (Lk 1,39).  
 

First Holy Communion

St. John Bosco parish wishes all the 22 kids of our parish who would be receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion this weekend. God bless them and their families. Let us accompany them with our prayers and wishes.

In recent days, the country has been shocked, saddened and angered by the discovery of the remains of 215 children in unmarked graves who attended a residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. We pray for the children who died in Kamloops and in residential schools throughout the country – they must not be forgotten. We must also recognize the betrayal of trust by many Catholic leaders who were responsible for operating residential schools, abandoning their obligation to care for young and innocent children. We all seek the truth and this tragic discovery provides yet another opportunity for us to learn more about this dark chapter in our history and the painful journey experienced by so many of our Indigenous brothers and sisters. Today in a very special way let us pray for the victims, for the survivors and their families.  We’re sharing His Grace Richard Smith’s Letter to the Faithful regarding the tragic news from Kamloops. It’s also online here.  We also share a link to a vigil for Kamloops and residential schools, organized by Sacred Heart parish. (YouTube)

 

Thank you Volunteers
 


Thanks to all our volunteers who prepared and planted lots of flower plants around our church last week. The beauty of the church is an expression of the beauty of Christ who is our head. Thank you volunteers for your time and energy spent on our grounds.

Prayer Corner

In your charity kindly pray 
for the good health of our
Deacon Jose and Sister Amelia.
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