The Holy Eucharist is our most treasured gift of the Church. It is the source and summit of our Christian life and stands above all else. As Advent begins, we wait anxiously for the coming of Jesus. Let us remember that Jesus is truly with us at every Mass in the Holy Eucharist. We receive Him and all the graces He bestows upon us. The Holy Eucharist is a gift of the Church and a gift to you.
Jesus appointed the apostles and sent them out in to the world, empowering them with the Holy Spirit. Every bishop can trace his succession back to those sent by the Lord, the original shepherds of the Church. It is with this confidence that we look to our bishops as shepherds, to teach, sanctify and govern he Church on earth. Apostolic Succession is a gift of the Church and a gift to you.