What Other Faith Has Our Eucharistic Lord?

Parents, Siblings, Cousins Or Friends Abandon
Our Eucharistic Lord For Greener Pastures!

My Dear People,

Why Our Lord would be so merciful and so generous as to leave us His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity for our ongoing sanctification is a complete mystery. When Jesus first taught His disciples, “Unless you eat my Body and drink my Blood, you will have NO life in you” many left Him. He turned to Peter and the Apostles and asked if they were leaving as well. Peter speaks up and says, “Lord to whom shall we go; You have the words of everlasting life.”

O Salutaris Hostia

The Holy Eucharist, Our Bread Of Life

Our first Pope speaks for all of us in the declaration. What other denomination, what other faith can we go to, to find our Eucharistic Lord? And yet today, in all of our families we find parents, siblings, cousins and friends abandoning the Eucharist in search of something better. These apostates are no different than the first disciples who abandoned Our Eucharistic Lord in search for “greener” pastures.

Do not stop praying for the lost sheep. Jesus longs for their return. Pray for your conversion and theirs that we might always seek Him in the Holy Eucharist!

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,

Fr. Mark Bozada

May we always be merciful and generous to His Body and Blood.

What Better Way To Contemplate The Trinity Than With Mary’s Help?

My Dear People,

The mystery of the most Holy Trinity is beyond our understanding. We need to ask Our Lord for the grace to embrace this sacred mystery. St. Maxilmillian Kolbe describes the whole life of Our Blessed Mother as existing totally within the Divine Fire of the Holy Trinity. This same “Fire” came to rest on each of the Apostles on Pentecost, the birthday of our Church.

What better way to contemplate the sacredness of the Trinity than with Mary’s help. She was conceived there. She developed there. She remains there to this very day. It is no wonder that the Catechism teaches us that we come to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of His Mother. O Blessed Virgin, reach out to us, poor banished children of Eve. Teach us to love the Holy Trinity. Fill us with their Divine Fire. Lead us on the path that brings us into our Heavenly Home. Keep us free form all harm and evil. And deliver us into the Heart of your Son Jesus Christ.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark Bozada

May we always long for the Holy Spirit, for only in Him shall we find true PEACE.

Father Bozada: We Live In A Chaotic And Evil Age!

Only Jesus Can Remedy Our Current Trend!

My Dear People,

Forty days after the Resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus returned to the right hand of the Father. As He leaves His Disciples, the angels ask them, “Men of Galilee, why are you looking at the sky? Jesus has been taken into the heavens, and will return in the same way that He left”. In the mean time, the Apostles were to preach and teach in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to baptize all nations in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This command to evangelize and baptize in the Lord’s Holy Name continues today.

We long for the return of Jesus. We hope for the coming of the Kingdom. We pray for His Heavenly Peace. Very few people living today would argue the fact that we live in an evil age. God’s Law has been supplanted with man’s law. This has caused our chaos, and the multiplication of our sin. Only Jesus can remedy this trend. We cannot fix ourselves, or our world. It will take Jesus Christ, Redeemer and King, to complete the mission. And so the Church cries out “Marantha”, Come Lord Jesus Come!

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,

Fr. Mark Bozada

As we always be good stewards of our time and talents; especially in reaching out to our brothers and sisters in foreign lands.

Father Bozada: Place All Your Cares In The Hands Of The Good Shepherd!

However, We Must Be Humble And Obedient Just Like Sheep!

My Dear People,

Jesus is Our Good Shepherd. This concept is very difficult for city dwellers to comprehend. Sheep are very simple minded. They are vulnerable to attack. Without a protector or shepherd, wild animals would come to sweep them all away. Jesus Christ gives us his ultimate protection from His suffering and death on the Holy Cross. Jesus is our Ultimate Shepherd.

Upon the Holy Cross is where He defeated the devil. Every time we look to the Holy Cross and contemplate the power of Our Lord’s Precious Blood flowing from His Holy Wounds, we are saved from the evil one. The devil despises the power of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection. The evil one hates the power of the Holy Cross, and he hates us. Jesus knows each of us by name. He cares for and always watches over us, protecting us from the enemy. Just as a shepherd leads the sheep to safety through the sheep gate, so too does Jesus lead us to the Gates of Heaven. So like sheep, we need be humble, obedient and trusting always in Him. Place all of your cares into the hand of the Good Shepherd.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark Bozada

As good stewards, may we always trust in the care of our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ.

Father Bozada: We Must See With The Eyes Of Faith!

My Dear People,

The road to Emmaus account is yet another Resurrection narrative read during Easter.  In this account we find Jesus defining for us the boundaries for our present day mass. As Jesus shared with His Disciples, they were prevented from knowing Him because He has not yet ascended to the Father. Our Lord begins by sharing the Sacred Scriptures. We do this at every mass in the Liturgy of the Word. Then, after their hearts were set on fire with the Word, Jesus breaks bread with them just as He did at the Last Supper with the Apostles. With that their eyes were opened, and Jesus vanished from their sight. This breaking of bread is what we do in the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

At the words of consecration, the bread and wine become the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Himself. Just as Our Lord was them taken from the sight of the disciples, so too is Jesus taken from our sight at Holy Communion time. We must then see with the eyes of “faith”. Jesus preformed many other signs of His Resurrection that were not written in the Gospels. He calls all of us to believe in Him, so that we might have LIFE in His Holy Name.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark Bozada

May we always be eager to take advantage of the Great Grace of Jesus’ Divine Mercy.

Mercy Expands Your Heart

My Dear People,

Divine Mercy Image & Blessed Pope John Paul

Divine Mercy Image & Blessed Pope John Paul

St. Faustina was given the great grace to have many apparitions of Jesus our Divine Mercy. A contemporary of Pope John Paul ll, she lived on a few miles from our future pope. Dying at the young age of thirty-three years old, St. Faustina received a lot of infused knowledge. It all centered on the closing of an age of salvation history that would be given the grace of God’s Mercy. Mercy expands the heart and soul and allows it to receive more of God’s Love.

Before his death, Pope John Paul ll established the Feast of Divine Mercy on the second Sunday of Easter. During the eight days of the Resurrection, we close the final day with the invitation to immerse ourselves in Jesus’ Sacred Heart to benefit from His Mercy. The Church requires us to go to Confession, pray for the intentions of the Holy Father, and to pray reverently the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  Come and take advantage of this grace and the plenary indulgence that is attached to this grace.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,

Fr. Mark Bozada

May we always be eager to take advantage of the Great Grace of Jesus’ Divine Mercy.

The Lord Is Risen! Alleluia

May The Risen Lord’s “New Fire” Ignite Our Hearts and Souls!

My Dear People,

He is RISEN…Alleluia! This is the cry of the Church for eight straight days. The “octave” of Easter celebrates Our Lord’s coming forth ALIVE from the tomb from the Holy Sepulcher. In Jerusalem, near the burial place of Jesus, Holy Christians beg for the fire of the Holy Spirit to come and ignite the Easter Fire. Once lit, the NEW FIRE is blest and is used to light the Paschal Candle blessed so reverently on Holy Saturday. How great a celebration this is for the whole universal Church! We pray that the same NEW FIRE ignites our own hearts and souls in preparation for our own holy deaths.

 

It is this light of Christ that will eventually lead us to the throne of Our Heavenly Father. We long to see Him face to face; to adore and worship Him for all eternity. The New Adam, Jesus Christ, gives us our resurrected bodies, the means by which to enter into Paradise. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. AMEN!

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,

Fr. Mark Bozada

May we always be eager to praise and glorify the Father in all of our acts and deeds. We long to see You face to face!

Father Bozada: This Lent, Allow Jesus To Set You Free!

Visit Him In The Confessional!

Jesus and LazarusMy Dear People,

One might think that if someone could raise the dead, that their credibility might be somewhat solid. This was not the case with Jesus. Lazarus had been dead for four days. He was in the tomb. Lazarus was buried and the period of his mourning was at hand. Martha and Mary, his sisters, were grieving, each in their own way. Martha goes out to give Jesus a piece of her mind. “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would never had died.” Instead of dealing with her concern, Jesus poses another. “Do you believe that your brother will rise from the dead?” He asks, “Yes, in the Resurrection on the last day” Martha answers. She goes on to repeat the confession of St. Peter. “I believe that you are the Christ.”

Having received her confession of faith, Jesus approaches the tomb and calls Lazarus out. Still bound in burial clothes, the dead man raised up, hobbles forth. To the great amazement of the crowds, Lazarus is returned to his sisters. “Untie him and set him free.” From that point on, many Jews came to believe in Jesus. This Lent, allow Jesus to set you free. This is best accomplished in the confessional. Remember your Easter duty this year… a minimum of one confession each Lent unless you are in a state of mortal sin. Come let Jesus heal you.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,

Fr. Mark Bozada

May we always turn to the confessional for a great healing of our souls.