“It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.” -St. Francis

Associate Pastor’s Desk

I am with you always  

This is a powerful promise.  Jesus says, “Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” He makes this promise to all of us, He leaves us this Sunday in His Ascension in to Heaven, to go and “prepare a place” for us. But He gives us Himself.  Next week, we celebrate the Pentecost, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles.  Even today, we are given this advocate who is with us and will be with us “until the end of the ages.”  Jesus also gave us the Eucharist  – the Real presence of Jesus among us in His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity.  It’s great to be Catholic.  Whenever we come to a Catholic Church anywhere in the world, we know that we have the Real Presence of Jesus.  We can stop by a Church anytime its open and make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle and receive the warmth from just knowing that God is among us in a real way.  May we all know God’s love for us as we receive Him in the Eucharist and as we sit and pray in His presence in the tabernacle. – Fr. Jason Johnston