The Great Sacrament of Mercy

Father Bob’s homily from May 29th…


Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus C

In this year of Mercy, let us celebrate Eucharist, the great sacrament of mercy. The mercy of the Eucharist is never exhausted in how it changes us, builds us up and heals us.  And I mean literally heal us. You know a communion time when I am bending over the altar and mumbling things you cannot hear?  This is what I am praying.  “May the receiving of your Body and Blood, Lord Jesus Christ, not bring me to judgment and condemnation, but through your loving mercy be for me protection in mind and body and a healing remedy.”

Have you ever thought of the Eucharist to have physically healing powers?  Do you remember Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when Sean Connery is healed by the cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper?  Who knew it was such good theology?  Indeed…

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