On Thursday, June 16, we celebrated the feast of the Body and Blood of Jesus. This year, we went to St. Bernadette Chapel, located at the Pastoral Center for the Diocese of Jacmel (also the location for the bakery). Mass began at 7 a.m.
The church gives us this feast as a reminder that Jesus is always with us, in every circumstance of our lives. Daily, He breaks Himself for us to share and bless the world with His saving presence. Our Eucharistic faith gives us confidence that Christ abides with us through all the sorrows of our lives, sanctifying us and leading us to His unveiled presence in heaven.
Our prayer this day was for healing for Haiti!
“Give them some food yourselves.” They replied, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have, unless we ourselves go and buy food for all these people.” Now the men there numbered about five thousand. Then he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty.” They did so and made them all sit down. Then taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. They all ate and were satisfied. And when the leftover fragments were picked up, they filled twelve wicker baskets.” Luke 9:11-17