Pastor's Message

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

  CORPUS CHRISTI The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ   God established a covenant with Israel and on various occasions renewed that covenant, particularly at moments when His people strayed away and were unfaithful. In the Covenant renewal found in Sunday’s first reading, where Moses recalls God’s fidelity to His people by liberating them from Egypt, Moses acts as the official intermediary for God, delivering the Ten Commandments handed to him by God on Mount Sinai. The people responded in unison: “We will do all that the Lord has commanded.” Then, to seal this covenant, the priests offered sacrificial animals to God, sprinkling the blood of these animals over the altar, as well as over the people.   As time went on, new circumstances inspired the leaders to again and again renew the covenant between God and Israel. Each time this was done, new celebratory actions were added to the renewal ceremony, so that it eventually developed into what read about in the letter to the Hebrews. However, author of Hebrews now declares that all of these former sacrifices for sins have now been superseded by the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus the Christ, the sacrificial lamb par […]

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