Dear St. Martin Community,
The Church continues to reflect on the Bread of Life Discourse of Jesus according to the Gospel of John. It brings our attention to the importance of the Holy Eucharist in our everyday life.
Every day, all over the world, the Mass is offered countless times and in varied places— from great cathedrals to humble and simple churches like ours. Every day, all over the world, the miracle of bread and wine, through the invocation of the Holy Spirit and the very words of Jesus uttered by the mouth of priests—becomes the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Every day, all over the world, through our reception of Holy Com- munion we are transformed to become the Body of Christ.
Indeed, the Holy Eucharist, the Bread of Life, has changed our lives. We become a Eucharistic People.
This Sunday as we celebrate the Holy Mass, let us listen attentively to the words of consecration, “This is my Body… This is my Blood…”, and with the eyes of faith, see the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, so that we may truly experience the grace of change that the Holy Eucharist can do to our lives, and witness that change in the lives of others.
May we behold the miracle of our own lives transformed by this greatest gift of the Holy Eucharist.