Dear parish family and friends of St. Julia,
We are creatures of habit, and sometimes we can go into autopilot mode. This is a danger for a priest as well.
We hear proclaimed these words at the mass before we receive communion:
"Behold the Lamb of God. Behold Him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the lamb."
Before we perhaps go into autopilot mode with our response this weekend at mass, let's stop and pause for a brief moment in our hearts. Let's say our response as if it were the first - and last time - that we would say it.
"Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word and my soul shall be healed."
This may just have the power to transform our hearts, to realize that we are about to receive the real presence of Christ, body, blood, soul, and divinity. The power to heal, restore, reignite, and refresh our very being. Something only the Lamb of God can do.
This is our faith. This is what we believe.
May God bless each of you and those that you love,
From Our Pastor