It hardly seems possible that the Easter Season has come to an end. Our weekend Masses were beautiful and at the eleven o’clock Mass the Easter Candle was taken to its proper place for the coming year.
It is in the baptistery, where there will be many baptisms in the coming year. This Sunday we celebrate the great mystery of our faith the Most Holy Trinity. The mystery of the Godhead, three in one: Father, the creator, Son, the redeemer, and Holy Spirit who continues to watch over and guide the Church through the centuries.
Next weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. This Eucharistic Feast has great meaning for the Church in America for the next three years. Not that it always doesn’t, but this year begins the three years of new awareness of the Eucharistic Presence in the United States. The true presence of Jesus Christ Body Soul and Divinity. The three-year plan of new awareness begins on the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ with the Eucharistic Procession that will take place in Warsaw that Sunday afternoon. I encourage you, if you can, to take the time to be part of this procession. In the past weeks we have placed, in the bulletin information concerning the walk and it is in this week's bulletin as well.
Also, keep open the dates for the 100th birthday celebrations of the parish of Saint Matthew. The weekend of the 13th and 14th of August. You might notice in the bulletin each week there is a blurb concerning the history of the parish. Not- ed last weekend the first mass was said on August 13, 1922. Our celebration will take place on the weekend of the 13th and 14th of August with Bishop Rhoades celebrating the 11 am Mass on August 14th. Continue to check the bulletin for more details.
We congratulate all of the graduating students from the parish. From grade school, high school, college, and higher degrees. May God continue to bless you and your new endeavors in life.
Remember, as the good sisters used to say, and some still do... Have a great summer but remember there is no vacation from God. Sunday Mass is still an obligation even in the summer vacation months.