Invitation to all: Following his visit yesterday (see below), Bishop Athanasius Schneider will be the celebrant at our 11am Mass this Sunday 28th February, to be followed by refreshments at 12:15pm. At 1pm, Bishop Schneider will give a talk to all on The Christian faith and martyrdom. Also his books will be available for sale in the narthex.
Bishop Schneider presided at Holy Hour & Benediction last Thursday for a Clergy evening of recollection at St Mary's Shine. He gave a talk on The Priest as a Minister of Truth, which 20 clergy attended.
The Bishop said that Jesus Christ is Wisdom Incarnate, Truth Incarnate, and therefore the priest, as His minister, is called to live in Truth and to preach Truth. It is worse than failure to speak and write with a lack of clarity. A confused message bears no relation to Jesus Christ.
Bishop Schneider explained that the deepest union a priest on earth has with Jesus Christ is in the Holy Eucharist. Therefore if a priest’s eucharistic devotion grows cold then his connection with Jesus Christ fades out of existence and the Church under his care, as it were, dies.