Browsing From the desk of Fr. Tharp

June 2, 2024 - The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Next Sunday: Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                   Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp      

Beacons of Light: Phase Two:  “Envisioning”


This week my open question to you for consideration is:  What is the biggest thing you would identity that we DO and shouldn’t, OR NEGLECT TO DO and should implement in either St. Ann or Sacred Heart?  You may offer reasonable solutions if you wish, but for right now “I am simply asking you to identify what is extraneous or missing?  What is the obstacle holding the Family back from being the Parish Family we could and should be?”   The purpose is to cause people to “think outside the box.”  In other words, “How do we become more evangelical rather than simply maintaining our recent past?”  


Remember that envisioning seeks to identify a need (or excess) and then determine whether the parish can reach out to the broader community in this area of interest or concern.  




I keep running this article because there are new scams everyday


Remember I NEVER solicit funds, donations, favors, or any request of any kind over the telephone, text, email, carrier pigeon, drone, etc.   NEVER!  Do not allow yourself to be taken in by scammers.  Even if they have my recorded voice, be assured it is computer generated fake!  It is not me!!!  


Reminder for volunteers who work with or around children


Please be aware that failure to register with and complete the requirements of Safe Parish will result in your inability to continue to work with or around children in any parish and/or school setting.  We have been informed by the Archdiocese that there can be NO EXCEPTIONS.


Live Streaming for Precept Masses


Please remember to access the Sacred Heart / St. Ann Pastoral Region You Tube site by clicking on the following link:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVLLqbEY5hKWinwz069MVcg


Reflection on Scripture:


Corpus Christi is Latin for the Body of Christ.  But the greatest gift given to humanity is (to some degree) an analogous term.  The consecrated bread and wine are the body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ.  But Jesus allows us to become what we consume.  Thus we have the hymn “We are the Body of Christ.”  The Church is the Body of Christ in the world.  And then again, we are not a “corporate body” like an S&P 500 public company!  Jesus rather comes to live in us so we can truly live in him.  Therefore, we become the Body of Christ by receiving the Body of Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist, and we are similarly challenged to live as members of the One Body of Christ.  (Though many, we are one.)  To become a person with a physical body is very constraining.  To give us the Lord's real presence, allows Jesus to be present all over the world, everywhere at the same time.  Jesus shows us that the elimination of the limitations of space and time can only happen when God is the solution.  Jesus is the Son of God.  Jesus is the solution.


NEXT SUNDAY  Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Gn 3:9-15

2 Cor 4:13 –5:1

Mk 3:20-35



Theme:  “…whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit
will never have forgiveness







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