APOLOGY

This message is not for everyone.  Unfortunately, many are relieved that bishops have given dispensations to the faithful not to attend Sunday Mass.  For a multitude of others, who don’t believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist any longer, they could care less.  For others, they treat the Eucharist as hors d’oeuvres at a Towson dinner party.  “There have to be an equal amount for everyone at the party.”

Priests need to apologize to the faithful who really believe in the Eucharist.  They are the people who have been starving for the Eucharist.  During this time of crisis, what mother or father among our faithful would not deprive themselves of food to feed their son or daughter?  Therefore, we priests need to offer an apology to our people for this Eucharistic famine.

Instead, we have focused on the joy we felt to celebrate the Eucharist with our people again.  When offering my morning rosary this inspiration came to me.  I am NOT gifted enough to know this on my own.  

Our Blessed Mother wants us to know that we teach that the Eucharist is ‘two way.’  As we receive Jesus in the Eucharist, Jesus receives us in return.  That is why the Church has always taught confession before receiving the Eucharist.  What do I mean by ‘two way?’  If you have ‘super cup’ at a picnic and a bird flies over and leaves a ‘dropping’ in your cup, would you offer Jesus a drink from that cup? 

Our Blessed Mother wants priests to know that she nourishes her sons, who are priests, with her ‘milk’ via the faith and devotion of the people who attend our Masses.  She knows we have fasted from this ‘milk’ during this crisis.  

But I made I horrible mistake.  I was so filled with joy before my first public Mass that I did NOT think to make an apology to my daughters and sons who have been fasting from the Eucharist!

To you who have been fasting from the Eucharist; we need to beg your forgiveness for not being sacrificing fathers who fed you during this crisis.

“What man among you would give your son a snake if he asked for a fish?”