"We must proclaim that this communion is the magnificent
plan of God the Father" (Pope John Paul II, The Church in
In the words of the Mass the priest says, "On the night he was
betrayed, Jesus took bread ... " This was the night before his
passion and death. In this dark hour of loneliness and abandonment,
Jesus made a new and everlasting covenant with all who believe. At
this moment in time, Jesus gave us "the most precious possession
which the Church can have in her journey through history - the
Eucharist" (Ecclesia de Eucaristia, 9). When all seemed
lost and he was about to leave this earth, Jesus accepted God's
will to be the sacrifice for our sins.
The Eucharistic Sacrifice is "the source and summit of the
Christian life" (Second Vatican Council, Lumen Gentium,
11). The Eucharist is the outstanding moment of encounter with the
living Christ (Pope John Paul II, The Church in America,
35). The Eucharist is an immense gift. Everyone is invited to
participate actively and worthily at St. Joseph on Sundays,
Holy Days and throughout the week.
We also invite you to participate in Eucharistic Adoration.
Children in school and the Parish School of Religion are
prepared to make their First Communion during the second grade.
Please contact Laura Weinzirl at
636-441-0055 Ext. 301 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.