Thank you to all the children, families and sponsors who came along to our annual ‘Silence and Chips’ event. It was great to see so many of you there sharing in such a special occasion.
At Benediction, the blessing is given in a very special way. Instead of the priest blessing the people with his or her hands, we are blessed by the ‘Real Presence’ of Jesus Christ in the Host consecrated at the Eucharist. This blessing reminds us of Jesus’ presence among us in the breaking of the bread. It is a sign that He is powerfully present with us, sacramentally in the Eucharistic elements ‘until the end of the age’ (Matthew: 28: 20). While we continue our earthly pilgrimage we need these signs – sacraments – of Christ’s presence to sustain us until the day when Christ will come in glory and we shall see him with unveiled faces – the day that all sacraments will cease.