15 Jun 2019

This Week Letter – June 16, 2019

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From the Pastor’s Desk


The feast of Pentecost, which we celebrated last Sunday, solemnly and officially closed the Church’s Easter Season.  We have now entered a new liturgical season, the period of Ordinary Time, which will last until Advent.

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity which urges us to immerse ourselves in that same love, holiness and oneness that unites the three Persons of the Blessed Trinity.  Let us pray to the Holy Trinity One God to grant unity and peace to every family throughout the world. It is through the Sacrament of the Eucharist and our frequent reception of Holy Communion, which is the greatest form of unity between God and man, that our understanding of the Trinity, the unity of three Persons in one God, will be increased.   “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit!”   This sign of the Most Holy Trinity is, at the same time, our shortest prayer and profession of faith.  As we touch our fingers to our foreheads, we ask the Father for the gift of wisdom; as we touch our fingers to our hearts, we ask His Son for the gift of love; and as we touch our shoulders, we implore the Holy Spirit for the gift of courage.  The Sign of the Cross, taught to us by our parents from infancy, is a symbol of the faith we profess – that faith for which countless numbers of people, baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, have given up their lives.

The Feast of Corpus Christi falls on June 23rd this year.  At St. Constance Parish, we will celebrate a bi-lingual Mass and Eucharistic procession to four altars at 1:30pm.  I ask our dear parishioners and friends to prepare the altars as usual.  May the Feast of Corpus Christi be another manifestation of our faith in the real presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

Today we also celebrate Father’s Day.  Starting now and throughout the month of June, Mass will be offered for all our fathers, living and deceased.    In this way we show gratitude for our gift of life and for our upbringing.  May God keep all fathers in His loving care, and may St. Joseph obtain for them an abundance of grace.


Happy Father’s Day!

Fr. Richard Milek