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.
Priests and deacons are enabled to minister in Christ’s name and that of the Church. Our priests and deacons bring can administer the sacraments which gives life in the Church and carries on our sacred tradition. In the Gospel according to Saint John, Jesus instructs us that we should “not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life” (Jn 6:27) Priests and deacons work to proclaim the truth that is in Christ and the Gospel. Priest and deacons are gifts of the Church and a gift to you.