The Council of Trent declared that Christ should be worshiped now in the Eucharist no less than He had been in first century Palestine. Why? Because in the Blessed Sacrament “it is the same God Whom the apostles adored in Galilee” (Decree on the Holy Eucharist, chapter 5). The adorableness of the Eucharistic Christ, therefore, is an article of the Catholic faith.

What has become increasingly clear, however, is that Christ in the Eucharist is not only adorable but entreatable. He is not only to be adored, like Thomas did, by addressing Him as, “My Lord and my God.” He is also to be asked for what we need, like the blind man who begged, “Lord, that I may see,” or approached like the woman who said to herself, “If I can even touch His clothes, I shall be well again.” By now countless believers have begged the Savior in the Eucharist for what they needed, and have come close to Him in the tabernacle or on the altar. Their resulting experience has profoundly deepened the Church’s realization of how literally Christ spoke when He promised to be with us until the end of time.

 

Fr. John Hardon SJ www.ewtn.com


 

Renewal of our List of our Shut ins

We are also asking for everyone’s help to renew our parish list of shut ins (those who cannot make it to Mass due to illness or old age etc.).  If you know of a parishioner of Holy Infancy who cannot make it to Mass because of a serious reason but would like a visit in their homes or nursing facility, please email us at holyinfancybethelehm@gmail.com or call the office at 610-866-1121 ext, 4 with the person’s name, address, phone number and name of a contact if the person is not able to communicate for themselves.  We will review the information and want to reach out in a special way to those who cannot be with us in person.


 

 

Lenten Retreat for Men in Spanish

 

Our Holy Name Society is offering a Parish Lenten Retreat for Men.

When: April 9, 2022 from 9:00 AM   to 3:00 PM

Where: Old School Building 127 E. 4th St., Bethlehem

Donation:  $10 includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Preachers:  Deacon Juan Valentin form the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Brother Justo Sanchez from the Diocese of Allentown

Music:  Ministerio de la Divina Misericordia

Topics of the Talks:  Reflection and Reconciliation, the Seven Words