A few years ago, a teenager by the name of Carlo Acutis was beatified. He died in 2006 at the age of 15. He was given the title “Apostle to the Internet” because he created a website that chronicled all of the Eucharistic miracles in the history of the Church. These miracles help us when we struggle in our faith, so God allows us to delve into that mystery of the Eucharist more deeply.
For example, back in 1996 Argentina there was a verified miracle of the Eucharist where the host actually turned into real flesh. It was examined, and the cardiologist found that it was tissue from the left ventricle. This ventricle was inflammatory and under great stress with white blood cells in it. They said this means the tissue was alive.
This upcoming Sunday is Corpus Christi Sunday, or The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. This Sunday we celebrate that God gave us Jesus, and in turn Jesus gave us the New Covenant of His Body and Blood, the greatest gift ever given to humanity.
We will be repeating last year’s new tradition of a Eucharistic procession at the St. Francis of Assisi Campus, THIS Sunday, June 11th after the 11:00AM Mass. As a community we will again process the Eucharist from the Church across the property, and along side Wilmington Pike. Last year, it was beautiful; people driving by stopped to honor, take pictures and videos.
Please pray about joining in the procession after the 11:00AM Mass on June 11th at the St. Francis of Assisi Campus. We invite all of our First Communicants in their First Communion attire to help lead the procession with their families. It is a great and holy day where we sing hymns and show those around us that we have the greatest gift humanity has ever been given, and that is Jesus. When we receive the Eucharist, we profess our love and belief in the Eucharist.
There will also be a display of the Eucharistic miracle panels that day as part of the procession. Thank you to the Worship Commission for their great work.
In October we will have a Marian Procession at the Incarnation Campus. Please look forward for more details as we honor our Blessed Mother at that time as well.
Thank you very much.