GENEROSITY

Today, we celebrate this wonderful and beautiful sacrament and mystery.  Jesus gave himself to us and stays with us forever in the sacrament to feed us and strengthen us in our pilgrimage to heaven.

Every year, we celebrate the body and blood of Christ and we give thanks to God for it and ask the people to love the sacrament and ask God for faith in the sacrament.

But also, every year this feast is applied to our daily lives. This year, the feast focuses in the generosity. Generosity is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit.  What does generosity mean? With great faith in God, generosity means the disposition to the voice of God to share with people in need what we are and what we have. In the first reading says: “Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.” The second reading says: “This is my Body that is for you.” The gospel says: “Give them some food yourselves.”

Those three phrases manifest the idea of generosity. In the mystery of the body of Blood of Christ, the attitude of generosity is present.  Jesus sacrificed himself in order to save us. Generosity is a sacrifice in order to bring benefits to the needy.

In this idea of generosity, the gospel of Matthew chapter 6:4 and 6:15 tells us that God will repay what we sacrifice for others.  God will reward what we do for others. So, it is not for free.

More than ever, we need to pray to God that people with a great business be generous with people in need. Illegal immigration is the result of the selfish economical enterprises.  Illegal immigration is reminding us that the economical strategies are not very generous. We have many poor people in our country and a few millionaires. This tells us that the distribution of the goods is unjust, it is not fair.  Jesus reminds us that generosity will be repaid in heaven.

By the way, Jesus is very generous. He stays with us in the sacrament of the Eucharist.  A few things about this sacrament; Jesus is a real presence in the Eucharist.  Second: we need to respect it.  Third: the church is the place in which we keep the sacrament, so it is important to have a special attitude in the church; to keep be silent, to let other people concentrate in prayer and in contemplation. The church is a special place in which we can have an encounter with God.  For moments of friendship we have the parish Hall or the classrooms.

Pastor's Corner

Fr Camacho1

Once again, I want to give thanks to you for the tremendous job and support at our Annual Festival that we held on June 08th 2019. Even though the hot weather did not help us much, with you support, we still we had a successful event.

Some of the money obtained in our festival will be used to install an a/c central unity in the second floor of the Old church.  We hold some of the CCD classes, and also several meetings; like youth group and ACTS teams’ meetings. With the grace of God, we will begin this project.  Again, thanks to you; God reward you abundantly.

Last weekend, I talked about “cleaning our houses.” Most of the time, our homes project in the way that we organize our lives. Taking this idea, I want to encourage you to continue to help us clean our cemeteries, our classrooms, and our parish hall.  Since we only have one part-time maintenance person, please make it easier for him to do his job. Blessings.

This week, we have our lectors and eucharistic ministers meeting on Monday, and our walk/run Wednesday at 7 p.m. I invite you to attend them. Blessings.