“We believe he is truly present…”
by Bishop Lawrence Persico
Each time we receive Holy Communion, it’s an opportunity of grace for us to encounter the risen Lord in the Eucharist. That’s quite a statement, don’t you think? And yet, surprisingly, many Catholics do not fully understand or embrace this central facet of our faith. That’s why the bishops of the United States are inviting Catholics into a three-year effort to grow in their understanding of the church’s teaching on the Eucharist. The night before he died, Jesus gave us himself and promised to be with us always. Scripture records his words: “This is my body, this is my blood.” We, as a matter of faith, believe those words. We believe he is truly present in the Eucharist. I look forward to the opportunity for all of us to study, to worship, to witness and to grow in our faith through this initiative. I encourage you to take full advantage of this moment, with open minds and hearts. Come, Holy Spirit, Come!
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St. Michael the Archangel Parish
PO Box 177
Emlenton, Pa. 16373
Family Faith Formation News!
Our Middle School EDGE Faith Formation group, along with ALL our young people will be collecting “Pennies For Amelia.” Amelia Jackson is the Goddaughter of Regina Barris. Amelia was born with Down’s Syndrome, and a very serious heart condition. She is 8 months old, and has been a patient at Children’s Hospital since October. During that time Amelia has endured multiple heart surgeries. We are collecting our pennies to help her family financially. If you would like to join us in this project, your help would be most appreciated. There is a collection container in the back of Church.
Father Johnathan Schmolt
Rev. Mr. Nick Cirell
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