June 1, 2014
Subject: 2014 CFCUSA – Holy Eucharist: The Real Deal (ROH#8)
Dear CFC Family:
As we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi (The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ) on June 22, the Pastoral Formation materials this month will hopefully give us a better understanding and appreciation of the ineffable, sublime, ineffable, inexpressible, awesome, fathomless…I think you get the point… although all these expressions do not even do justice to the greatness of the “Gift of Gifts”, the greatest of all Sacraments – “The Most Holy Eucharist.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls the Eucharist the “source and summit of our Christian life”. Nothing is more important. Sad to say, a lot of Catholics just don’t get it. If parishes decide to give out $1 million dollars to every parishioner who attends Mass, do you think the churches will be full to the brim? I don’t doubt it! So why is it that only a meager 24% of U.S. adult Catholics attend Mass at least once a week considering that the $1 million is nothing, nada, zero compared to receiving the God of the Universe!!!!!
My prayer is that the Lord opens our eyes and continues to reveal Himself to us, like the men in the road to Emmaus, in the breaking of the Bread.
My challenge to you dear CFC brethren is to try your very, very best, at least this month of June to attend DAILY Mass (the assumption here is that we as CFC never fail to miss Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation) to partake of the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ! Be ready though to be surprised by God and amazed at the transformation, consolation and joy you will experience as you receive daily the Eucharist…the Real Presence…the Real Deal!
In Christ through Mary,
Bro. Toffee Jeturian
Pastoral Formation Materials: June 2014
Theme/Topic of the Month:
Holy Eucharist: The Real Deal
Scripture Passage of the Month: John 6:53
Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.”
Teaching of the Month
You are What You Eat: The Eucharist (See attachment)
Song of the Month:
Bread of Life (Special thanks to Mike Serapio, CFC USA Full time worker who composed this beautiful song in time for the release of these PF materials)
Catechism of the Catholic Church Paragraphs of the Month:
The Sacrament of the Eucharist CCC Article 3 Paragraphs 1322-1381
Saint of the Month:
St. Tarcisius, Martyr of the Eucharist (See attachment)
Prayer of the Month:
Anima Christi (See attachment)
Media (TV/CD/Book/Movie/Website) of the Month:
Sermons in plain English on Catholic dogma, doctrine and devotion
Click on http://www.audiosancto.org/sermon/20061105-The-Sacraments-Holy-Eucharist.html for a homily on the Holy Eucharist
(Special thanks to Bro Mike de Joya, CFC SoCal PFO Chapter B2)
iPhone/Smartphone App of the month:
The Catholic Directory.com (See attachment)
The Catholic Directory App will help you quickly find the nearest churches (closest to your home, work, etc.), Mass Times, Web sites, Maps, Directions, Staff, Bulletins, and other important information.
“Faith without Action is Dead” Application of the month:
Attend daily Mass this month of June…and see what happens. Get ready to be amazed!!!!
Special thanks to Sis. Shirley Cabrera, CFC SoCal for PF Materials design
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