IGNITE - Bulletin for Sunday, June 6th, 2021
Sunday, June 6th - Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
CHEERS! - A MESSAGE FROM THE
Today we celebrate another wonderful feast on the Catholic Church calendar:
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
. Formerly, this feast was called
— Latin for “Body of Christ” and was celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday — 60 days after Easter. In some countries, it is a Holy Day of Obligation; and in many parishes it is often celebrated with great festivity, including a procession of the Blessed Sacrament through the streets around the church. Although the institution of the Eucharist is celebrated on Holy Thursday during Holy Week, but because that day is linked to Good Friday and thus part of the very somber mood of the Triduum, this feast was established as a separate solemnity to give Catholics an opportunity to honor the Blessed Sacrament with much more pomp and joy. Like many feasts, it has been transferred to the Sunday following: this year on June 6.
I remember one year when Father Joe and I were in a small town in Italy, the village of Spello near Assisi, we saw many of the residents making canopies out of local flowers to drape the floats for the upcoming procession on the festival day of “The Body and Blood of Christ”. These floral creations were very beautiful and elaborate and filled the narrow streets of Spello with a wonderful fragrance.
The most important aspect of this feast is a reminder that we believe in the “Real Presence”. The Eucharist is not a reminder nor a symbol of Jesus’ Body and Blood, but an actual change from bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ. This doctrine is called “transubstantiation”, that is “the conversion of the substance of the Eucharistic elements into the body and blood of Christ at consecration, only the appearances of bread and wine still remaining”. When we say “Amen” after the words “The Body of Christ” or “The Blood of Christ”, we are saying “I believe . . . I believe that what I see and what I am receiving is truly the body and blood of Christ.”
Besides receiving the Eucharist at Mass — weekdays and weekends — we have other opportunities to honor Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Once a month, usually on the first Thursday of each month, we have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. with a special hour just for parents and young children from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. And, of course, every day — seven days a week — the Eucharistic Chapel is open from 6:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
By the way, there are new summer hours for our Gift Shop: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) and Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturdays we will keep the same hours, that is, 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (noon). Of course, as always, “Gifts of the Spirit” (Gift Shop) will be open before and after all the weekend Masses.
Finally, I, along with many of the Diocesan priests, will be on retreat from Monday through Friday of next week, June 7 through 11. We are at a new retreat location this year in Southern California: Sacred Heart Retreat Center in Alhambra, California. Please keep all of us in your prayers. Fr. Joe and Fr. Tom will preside at the weekday Masses. Fr. Tom Gross will take care of all emergency sick calls.
Have a good week. God bless you.
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We are in the process of opening up registrations for our upcoming year in spiritual formation and sacramental preparation from Kindergarten to Adults. In the coming weeks, online registrations will open for ALL of our programs. See the information and links below for complete descriptions. We look forward to welcoming children, youth, teens, and adults into our upcoming 2021-2022 programs!
Update from the Diocese:
The Church is able to accommodate 100% capacity. For those who are vaccinated, masks are now optional.
Out of consideration for the many people who remain medically vulnerable (including certain clergy and the elderly), the Council encourages the continued wearing of masks. The wearing or not wearing a mask, is a personal decision that we all respect.
The Diocese is also encouraging the continuance of social distancing
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Each year we are invited to participate generously in the Catholic Stewardship Appeal, so to be good and faithful Catholic stewards. This year, the pandemic has challenged us in living our faith and practicing stewardship like never before. At the same time, this moment of crisis has opened for us new opportunities to evangelize and practice charity. Our pastoral outreach, through televised, taped, and live-streamed Masses, supported by the CSA, has expanded in ways we’ve never dreamed before. And as our parishes open up again, and more faithful assist at Mass and receive the sacraments, we also open up to new stewardship opportunities,
strengthening one another in the faith.
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To make a CSA Pledge 'Print' the CSA Pledge Card and return it in an envelope to Holy Spirit or mail it to the Diocese of Las Vegas along with the down payment.
GIFTS OF THE
Spring & Summer decor out now! Stop by to check it out!
Gift Shop Summer Hours:
Open after all weekend liturgies and
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 8am - 12pm
Tuesday & Thursday 8am - 4pm
Saturdays 8am -12pm
Edge (Middle School) Registration
Edge is a Catholic middle school ministry aimed to present the truths of the Catholic faith in a hands-on and relevant format. The format of the Edge program is designed to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional, educational, and social needs of your middle school youth.
At Holy Spirit, the Edge program is for those in the
sixth, seventh, and eighth grades
"Purpose" Confirmation Registration
Confirmation at Holy Spirit is a
program in which teens can enter as early as 9th grade. Year 1 is called the "EVANGELIZATION YEAR" and Year 2 is called the "TRANSFORMATION YEAR". We do ask that families are registered Parishioners at Holy Spirit. By registering for a Confirmation at Holy Spirit, you will also become a registered parishioner.
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Every morning, Monday - Friday
9am - 12.15pm
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MOMENT OF THE
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, we had our first time of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This took place on Thursday, June 3rd from 8am - 6pm and even included a 'family hour' from 4pm - 5pm. This will continue from now on the first Thursday of every month. You are welcome to come, pray, and be still in front of the Blessed Sacrament!
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Read the Readings from this Sunday, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-16, 22-26
Use the following discussion/reflection questions in your families, with your spouse, your friends, or even as personal journal questions:
1. Have you ever doubted that the Eucharist is Jesus’ Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity? Why? What, if anything, do you struggle to understand or believe about the Eucharist?
2. Why do you think Jesus chose to remain with us through the Eucharist instead of in another way? How can the sacraments, in particular the Eucharist, strengthen your relationship with Jesus?
3. What kind of questions are you asked about the Eucharist? How do you respond to those questions? Is it ever hard to talk about the Sacrament of the Eucharist? Why or why not?
Many Catholics who attend Eucharistic adoration are familiar with praying the Divine Praises. This
litany of praise
normally concludes a time of adoration, giving glory to God present in the Holy Eucharist.
The prayer can be traced back to the 18th century and was composed by Italian Jesuit Luigi Felici, for the purpose of making reparations against blasphemy and profanity against God. Many have prayed the Divine Praises for their personal prayer and find it to be a beautiful prayer of praise, resting in God’s divine presence.
Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, virgin and mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His angels and in His saints. Amen.
May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. Amen.
This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ
I take the bread of life broken for all my sin Your body crucified
To make me whole again
I will recall the cup poured out in sacrifice
To trade this sinners' end For Your new covenant
Hallelujah I'll live my life in remembrance
Hallelujah Your promise I won't forget
I'll walk salvation's road With fear and trembling
Your way borne as my own As Christ is formed in me
November 28th - December 13th
This year’s Angel Tree project will be a little different. As you are aware several things are different from prior years: We are practicing social distancing and many schools have not reopened. Many families are without jobs through no fault of their own. The agencies are at a disadvantage since they must use fewer volunteers to assist in their Christmas gift giving programs. We are limited in space for storage and the number of volunteers we can use at one time. Therefore, we are asking everyone to try something new this year…
After all the Masses on the weekend of
, volunteers will be handing out a special Angel tag as you leave Mass. Please consider taking one or two to help a child in need this Christmas. If you are unable to attend Mass and watch virtually, we have inserted an Angel tag in the bulletin that you can print, cut out and attach to your stocking. We will also leave some Angels in a basket in the gathering space of the church if you attend morning Mass during the week.
Here is what we are asking:
Please purchase a 16”-18” Christmas stocking and a Target, Walmart, Visa, etc. gift card (minimum $25). Please be sure to write the amount of your gift card somewhere on the card. You may choose the age and gender (newborn - teenagers) of your Angel just be sure to write that information on the back of the Angel. Put the gift card in the stocking and fill the rest of the stocking with little fun items you think your Angel would enjoy receiving. For many children this might be the only gift they will receive this year. After you have purchased the items and filled your stocking attach your Angel tag to the stocking and follow the directions on the back of the Angel tag. It is important that you give your stocking to one of the volunteers either on Wednesdays or on the weekend before all the Masses.
If you are unable to shop or would like us to shop for you, please put your donation (checks payable to Holy Spirit) in an envelope and label it “Angel Tree”. You can also go online to our website
, go to “Give On Line” and select “Angel Tree. Donations in the Poor Box will also assist with this project.
Thank you for rising to this new challenge and making this Christmas special for many deserving children. God bless you!
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Where the feeble senses fail."
St. Thomas Aquinas, Tantum Ergo
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