Bulletin: Corpus Christi

Posted 2024-05-31 by @saintmichaelyyc

 

What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:


 

The Offering of the Eucharist

June 2, 2024

“Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through Your goodness we have received the bread (wine) we offer You, fruit of the earth (vine and work of human hands have made), it will become for us the bread of life (our spiritual drink)”. This is the prayer the priest offers on behalf of all those gathered as he offers the bread and wine during the offertory.
 
In a way, our participation at Mass becomes a sharing of God’s divine gifts through Christ as expressed by the prayer of the priest as he mixes a little amount of water with the wine: “By the mystery of this water and wine, may we come to share in the divinity of Christ who humbled Himself to share in our humanity”.
 
The offering of bread and wine is an offering of our entire selves. Bread and wine are not natural symbols, like water. God does not make bread and wine. Human beings do. Animals do not prepare bread and wine. Bread and wine represents our human work and all that we are. When we offer that bread and the wine, as well as our own respective monetary contributions/offerings during the offertory, we symbolically offer all that we do and all that we are.   
 
The Eucharist as communion is expressed in our actual sharing of the one bread and the one cup. Sharing one bread and one cup, just as Jesus did during the Last Supper and God’s people in the past, tells our story as a people. The language of eating together at Mass is the language of Christ’s love and redemption. Breaking bread is the breaking of Himself for all of us. The Eucharist transforms us into bread broken for others. At every Mass, we request Christ to transform us into Himself:  bread broken for others.  
 
This Sunday, our young candidates for First Holy Communion are approaching celebrating the Eucharistic banquet of Christ’s love and sacrifice. As a Christian community, we are mandated with the challenge of showing our younger members the way of sharing our lives just as Christ has shared and sacrificed His own life for all of us. 
 
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Healing Lines
 
“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in Me and I in him”. Let us honor this promise from Jesus by remaining connected to Him as we deal with all aspects of our lives, and look to Him for support and love if we are dealing with abuse in our relationships. He is always there for us. How are we honoring this promise? How are we helping others suffering from abuse? How are we reaching out to keep our families safe from abuse?
 
 
 
Mass Schedule for this Weekend
 
Saturday, June 1 at 5pm:  Fr. Jose Bustalino
Sunday, June 2 at 8:30am Morning Prayer:  Fr. Edmund Vargas
Sunday, June 2 at 9am:  Fr. Edmund Vargas
Sunday, June 2 at 11am:  Fr. Fr. Edmund Vargas with Dc. Randy Gritter
Sunday, June 2 at 5pm:  Fr. Jose Bustalino
 
 

Announcements:

 

Please see this weekend’s bulletins for all announcements:

Download St. Michael bulletin

Download Diocesan bulletin (Condensed)

Download Diocesan bulletin (Full Length)

 
Financial Reporting
Our financial reporting system has not been at pace since the start of the year due to turnovers of our diocese-designated bookkeepers and due to problems in the diocesan data-recording “Parish Friendly” program which will soon be replaced with a new system.  Non-reporting is not intentional at all. Transparency is a priority.  We are working on the issues.  Hopefully by the end of this month, we will be able to update our books and come up with our regular financial reports, as published in the bulletin.  We appreciate your trust and understanding.  
 

 

St. Michael Event Schedule

 

Coffee Connections:

Thursdays | After Daily Mass | 9:30am

Sundays | After Morning Masses | 10:00am and 12:00pm

 

Children’s Liturgy:

Group A: Start time 8:30am – Ages 3 Years to Grade 3

Group B: Start time 10:30am – Ages 3 Years to Grade 3

 

Regular Events:

Mondays | Bible Study: “Galatians: Set Free To Live in the Spirit” | St. Nicholas Room | 7:00-9:00pm

Tuesdays | Rosary Group | Day Chapel | 6:30-7:00pm

Thursdays | Knitting Ministry | Library | 10:00am-12:00pm

 

June 2024:

May 24 to June 2 | Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition | Mezzanine | Various Times

June 1 | First Communion | Retreat 10:00am-11:30am | Reconciliation 11:30am-1:30pm

June 2 | CANCELLED: Coffee Connection

June 2 | Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition Procession | 12:00pm

June 2 | First Communion | 2:00pm

June 7-June 9 | CANCELLED:  40 Hours Adoration for Vocations

June 10 | Last Session Bible Study: “Galatians: Set Free To Live in the Spirit” | St. Nicholas Room | 7:00-9:00pm

June 11 | CWL General Meeting & Retreat | St. Michael’s Room | 6:30-9:00pm

June 14 | Youth Rally Impact Night | Sanctuary | 7:00-9:00pm

June 16 | Philippine Independence Day | Mass 1:00 | Reception 2:00-4:00pm

June 20 | Knights of Columbus Monthly Meeting | Theater | 7:00-9:00pm

June 22-23 | Share Sunday 

June 23 | Altar Server Training | Sanctuary | 12:00-2:00pm

June 29-30 | Share Sunday

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