Pastor’s Weekly Message 6/03/18

Dear Friends in Christ,

I vividly remember my first Corpus Christi Procession.

The Dominican Sisters had us dress up in our Sunday best 

as we formed in pairs to process around the perimeter of 

the school grounds, scattering freshly picked rose petals,

from the Convent rose garden, on the pathway.

Our local Pastor carried the Monstrance, containing the white 

host in procession. The air was filled with the scent of roses

and the fragrance of the incense. Isn’t it interesting how smells 

can transport us back in time?

I never stopped wondering about that white host carried

with great care and enclosed in the Monstrance.

I guess that I will always wonder about it and the Mystery

that it contains. This weekend at Carmel Mission we will be 

having our own Corpus Christi procession.

The scent of roses may not be present, but the fragrance of the incense will fill

the air, as the Monstrance is carried from our beautiful Basilica 

to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, following the 11:00 am mass.

May we never cease to wonder at the fact that our Savior left us

His Body, Corpus Christi, so that we can continue to walk with Him,

each day of our lives.

Fr. Paul

Pastor at Carmel Mission

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