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  • We are looking for cantors who are willing to sing at the Masses on Sundays, especially 9:30am. Please contact the office if interested                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

LETTER FROM OUR BISHOP:

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA OFFICE FOR COMMUNICATIONS May 24, 2024 STATEMENT OF MOST REVEREND NELSON J. PÉREZ REGARDING VATICAN DECREE ATTRIBUTING A SECOND MIRACLE TO THE INTERCESSION OF BLESSED CARLO ACUTIS

My heart was filled with great joy to learn of Pope Francis’ recent decree recognizing another miracle attributed to Blessed Carlo Acutis! This moment is one of celebration, most especially our young people, who will soon witness the canonization of the first saint from the Millennial Generation. Given Blessed Carlo’s great passion for the Eucharist, and the current Year of Eucharistic Revival in the Church, this announcement takes on even deeper meaning. Blessed Carlo is an inspirational role model for children and young adults to become Missionary Disciples for Christ. His example lights the path to encounter the true presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. The transformative and pure love emanating from that encounter has the power to change the world in deeply positive ways. That power and inspiration will fuel the zealous hearts of our young people as they grow into leaders in their communities and our broader society with a burning desire to serve others as Jesus did. Our local Church was blessed just last fall to host Blessed Carlo’s mother, Antonia Salvano Acutis, who spoke about her son’s love and devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist at our Eucharistic Congress. Her words and reflections filled our hearts with wonder and awe. They still resonate with us as we strive to follow in the footsteps of her son!

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, D.D. Archbishop of Philadelphia

Dear brothers and sisters,

This time I would like to dedicate to the Eucharist. The Sacrament that Christ left us as an eternal union with him. Let us experience the graces he wants to bestow in us in this beautiful sacrament. In many parts of the States the Church wants to revitalized the devotion for the Eucharist through the Eucharistic revival, this approach will help may to have an encounter back again with Christ, however, we need to go deeper into the understanding of this sacrament so that we may participate better, not only with the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament but enter fully in what is to celebrate the Eucharist. Therefore we need to go back to the source, to the beginning to the Eucharist, then travel little by little in time to see what God wanted to do with us. In the following bulletins we will give some small catechesis, I hope you may follow them and enkindle your love for the Eucharist.

Brothers & Sisters,

As we celebrate In-Pew Weekend for the 2024 Catholic Charities Appeal, I ask that you consider helping those most in need in the Greater Philadelphia Area. I thank all of those who have given and I ask those who have not given yet to prayerfully consider helping those individuals in need by supporting the 2024 Catholic Charities Appeal.

Please visit www.catholiccharitiesappeal.org to make your donation.