WHEN WE GO TO JESUS—–
• Today’s Gospel is, at its simplest level, about going to the Lord
• Prodigal Son, in desperation, goes back to his father
• Come to Jesus song lyrics
IT IS ABOUT GOING TO JESUS
WHEN WE GO TO JESUS, HE REJOICES
• Just like father in our gospel
• He rejoices!!! Today is Latare Sunday, Rejoice Sunday….We usually reflect today about OUR need to rejoice, but I want to reflect on GOD’S rejoicing!
• God rejoices when we go to him!
WE CATHOLICS GO TO THE JESUS BY GOING TO THE EUCHARIST, WHICH IS JESUS
• And he rejoices when we go to the Eucharist!
• The Eucharist is the continuation of Incarnation.
• Prolongation of His Presence in the world
• Literal fulfillment: “I am with you always, even until the end of the world”
• Jesus: “Watch one hour”
• Fulfillment of his name Emmanuel
• John the Baptist: BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD
SO WE’RE GETTING AN ADORATION CHAPEL!
• I came here in 2017, and a pious lady asked: Fr. Can we open an adoration chapel?
• Others have asked the same. Many signs this is God’s will
• Turns out Fr. Aaron askd permission for the same space to become an adoration chapel back in 2015! Another sign
• Wrote application – numbers how many people, etc., space, etc. Surveys are proving….
• Permission granted….ours will be #14 in diocese
• About being with Jesus!!! ANd he rejoices!!!
• Jesus loves us enough to be present with us, night and day, in Blessed Sacrament
• So a perpetual adoration chapel is 24 hours a day
• Just like in Bible! MIRACLES.. Transformed!! RAYS OF SUN MELT ICE, S-O-N TAN
• Spending time wit Jesus TRANSOMS us, enables us to become ambassadors (2nd reading), SENT OUT… Mary and Martha, contemplative and active, etc. some parishes do neither
• Sacred silence….consecrated silence….cave of silence….and we hear!!!
It is all about being with Jesus
• My mission and vision: I want everyone here to love Jesus
North end, old convent REP building rectory
Name: Divine Mercy Chapel
Planned Opening date: June 23 – CORPUS CHRISTI 3:00PM (DIVINE MERCY HR)
Sign up weekends, Orientation meetings, Open house, novenas, dedications, etc….
More later, but point is: Jesus will be rejoicing in Shelby Co until the second coming!! Because folks will be coming to him 24/7!