Sunday, March 16, 2008

Do NOT Receive Holy Communion This Easter ! ! !

From the Desk of Father Mark, Your Catholic Sunday Homily Minute

My Dear People,

No Confession This Year?
No Communion

Holy Communion, Easter DutyPalm Sunday marks the beginning of the holiest of all the weeks in our Church calendar. For 40 days we have prayed, fasted, and completed penances to rid ourselves of sin. The Church still requires a yearly confession call your "Easter Duty". Anyone not going to confession during the past year, is not free to receive communion at Easter. The Church makes NO exceptions. If you plan to receive Holy Communion next weekend, please see to it that you go to confession. Otherwise, the sin piles up even higher.

God is merciful and most forgiving...but we must receive absolution in the confessional first. We cannot sit at home, alone, and expect to be cleansed of our wrongdoings. If you cannot go to confession, please respect Our Lord's Eucharistic presence and do not receive Him in Communion. It is the very least that we can do to respect Our Lord, His Passion and Resurrection.

May we give praise and glory to Jesus with our time, talent and our treasures.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,

Fr. Mark

John Michael Note: Father Mark, a spiritually gifted and courageous priest, writes short weekly Catholic homily reflections for his Church bulletin. A little tidbit to know this week as the title can come across a little strong, is that they are my creation.

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