MARDI GRAS DINNER DANCE – Saturday, February 26, 2011
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Many thanks to the Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Organizing Team for sponsoring and hosting Fr. James Costigan’s visit. You and he are blessings to the community of St. Charles Borromeo.
The new Liturgical Year began with the Season of Advent, when we prepared our hearts and homes for the Coming of Our Lord. Then we celebrated the Coming of Our Lord in the Flesh 2000 years ago through the Season of Christmas. Now as we enter what the Church calls Ordinary Time, we are called to truly live out the daily coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ into our bodies through the Blessed Sacrament… and into our hearts and minds through the Holy Bible, proclaimed at every Holy Mass.
On January 8/9, we were challenged by Father James Costigan from the Fathers of Mercy to read and reflect on the Sermon on the Mount (Mt. chap 5 to 7) when Jesus teaches us that we must be perfect as Our Heavenly Father is Perfect. Our Lord gave us the Seven Sacraments of the Church to enable us to overcome our sins, our sinful habits, and our inordinate attachments to the world and its ways… in other words, for God’s Grace to work in us and move us toward Perfection in Him.
Father Costigan also encouraged us to say YES tour Lord specifically in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. We do this every time we say AMEN when we receive Him at Mass; we can also say YES by making frequent Spiritual Communions… and by visiting Him face-to-face in Eucharistic Adoration.
If you have not yet completed your Invitation to Adoration form, you can find them in the back of the church or in the parish office. If you have any questions about the adoration chapel, call Wayne (Eng) at 623-322-6350 or Gloria (Span/Eng) at 623-334-9526.
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