These Sundays that follow the conclusion of the Fifty Day Festival of Easter celebrate important parts of
our Catholic Faith – the Blessed Trinity (today) and the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist (next Sunday). In
addition, the Solemnities of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (June 28) and of Saints Peter and Paul (June 29) remind us
that the living of the Faith takes no vacation!
Oh, the liturgical life of the Church does slow a bit during the summer, but not until we reach July and then
through first couple of weeks of August. During that six-week period, the Church truly settles us into what is called
“Ordinary Time.” There’s never anything “ordinary” about God and His action in our lives, but major festivals for
the Universal Church are lacking during that time frame. Not until we come upon the Feast of the Transfiguration
(August 6) and the Solemnity of Mary’s Assumption (August 15) do we experience the Church gearing up, once
again, for the great joy that Solemnities and Feasts bring us.
Next Sunday as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, our annual Eucharistic
Procession will follow the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Since the Eucharist is the Sacrament of Unity, I hope that you will plan
to join us, if possible for both the Mass and Procession, but, if you plan on attending another Mass that day, for the
Procession, which will begin just after 12:00 noon.