When I come to a human heart in Holy Communion, my hands are full of all kinds of graces which I want to give to the soul, but souls do not even pay attention to me. They leave me to myself and busy themselves with other things. They treat me as a dead object.
Sr. Faustina, Diary, 1385
How many times do we forget that Jesus is really present in the Eucharist? When we are in line to received Holy Communion on Sunday are we distracted, busy with other thoughts, preoccupied with agendas for the day? How many times have we treated Jesus as a dead object?
The Host that we receive is not a thing! It’s not a wafer! It’s not bread! It’s a person and He is alive! This is not the dead Christ locked in a moment of time on the cross but as explained by Pope John Paul II, “is His body in its glorious state after the resurrection.”
Come to Eucharistic Adoration during the month of October from noon until 3 and spend time visiting with Him. Tell Him thank you for the graces that He wants to give to you. Come to know Him in a more intimate way by spending quiet time with Him.
Adoration at St. Mary’s 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
every day during the month of October.
2 VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE OF LOURDES
AVirtual Pilgrimage of Lourdes, France
St. Mary’s Church, Paris, Illinois
Wednesday October 29th at 7 pm
North American Lourdes Volunteers will present a guided 90-minute prayerful VIRTUAL PILGRAMAGE.You will immerse yourself in the Gospel Message of Lourdes as given by Our Lady to St. Bernadette.You will have the opportunity to touch the Grotto Rock and to experience the healing grace of Lourdes Water.
As part of this spiritual opportunity to draw nearer to God with Our Lady and St. Bernadette, you will receive a Eucharistic blessing and pray the Rosary. Come and experience the healing grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ through His Immaculate Mother.
The next best thing to visiting Lourdes itself is a
Virtual Pilgrimage journey without the travel!
Our Lady extends her invitation to all!
Invite your family, children, and friends! All are welcome!
No registration needed.
For more information, call the St. Mary’s Parish Office at 217-466-3355.