This might be a good topic to consider on this feast, called The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. I fear we lose something important to our spiritual health when we’re too casual around Mass and the Blessed Sacrament. Here are some observations and suggestions:
To be a disciple of Christ is to learn from Christ. We meet the Risen Christ in His Word, especially as that Word is heard in the communion of the church. But we only hear if we listen. Listening is hard, and rare.
As the new year starts I want to bring you up to date on a conversation that’s going on among parish leadership. It has to do with our likely future, when — possibly as early as this June, possibly later — our staff is reduced to two priests.