Prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament
With sadness in my heart I have received the news from our Archbishop that Public masses in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg continue to be cancelled until May 18th, 2020.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states in paragraph 1324 that The Eucharist is
“the source and summit of the Christian life. The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.”
We encounter God in many things and places but our most intimate encounter is in the Holy Eucharist that comes to us through the Holy Sacrifice of Mass.
Therefore if you feel called to come to pray in the Church in front of the Blessed Sacrament please let me know either by phone or email the day and time and I can try to accommodate that in a safe manner. Since we do not have a full-time cleaning staff the church won’t remain open but I can open the church for you and sanitize the pews after a private adoration.
Besides this I’d like invite you to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). I have been hearing confession on and off throughout the pandemic. If you would like to for confession or just to talk please make an appointment with me by phone or email.
Another option for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is at a nearby parish of St. Anthony of Padua (250 Burrin Avenue). It’s about 5 minutes away from our Church. The Church is open as follows:
Mondays to Fridays from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sundays from 9:00 to 12:00pm
I hope that this time will reawaken in us a new hunger and thirst for the Eucharist.
Fr. Peter Nemcek
July 22, 2022
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