On the Solemn Feast of Corpus Christi
As we celebrate the Solemn feast of Corpus Christi (the Body of Christ), it is an opportunity for some reminders. If receiving Eucharist on the tongue, please protrude the tongue out far enough so that there is no contact between the minister’s fingers and your tongue. When receiving the Eucharist in one’s hand, please be certain that your hands are clean. It is proper to receive Eucharist in the palm of one’s hand, not between the fingers.
Also, when possible, one should avoid leaving after Holy Communion. When the minister says, “The Body/Blood of Christ,” the response is “Amen.” This witnesses not only to the real sacramental presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. It also confirms that we have come into communion with Christ Jesus in the Eucharist as a member of the Faith Community. We stay afterwards as a sign of this greater communion of ALL OF US with the Risen Christ in the Eucharist.
Additionally, this is the reason that the minister does NOT say, “This is the Body/Blood of Christ.” Yes, the Eucharist is the Body of Christ; however, the Church is the Mystical Body of Christ; and you and I are called to be the Body of Christ. The reality and truth of the Eucharist is meant to manifest our reality and truth: we and other members are to be transfigured and transformed into Christ Jesus as the Eucharistic Lord.
As Eucharist, we are called to create communion and life by self-donation and service. Bishop Robert Barron writes, “Jesus vanished immediately after being recognized by the two Emmaus disciples because he ‘disappears into the mission of the Church.’” We are members of the Church and Her mission. He transfigures the Church and Her children (us), so that we continue to “feed those who hunger.” Let us never betray that great gift that Jesus has given: Himself as the bread of life, the cup of salvation, the Lord who saves His people through His people. Peace. -Fr. Russell
There are job openings at the SES School!!
After-School Care Assistant
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School is seeking an After-School Care Assistant. This is a non-instructional position for the 2018-2019 school year. This part time position requires 10-15 hours per week in the afternoon. As an aftercare assistant you will assist in the supervision of students in grades PK3-8 in the school’s aftercare program. This is a perfect position for a parent or guardian who has students currently enrolled at Seton. It’s a great way to supplement your income while lessening the financial burden of tuition. Education: High school education or equivalent preferred. Experience: previous child care related work preferred. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to the Principal at email@example.com
Certified Substitute Teacher
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School is seeking certified substitute teachers for grades levels PK3-8. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to the Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org