On April 19th of this year 2016, a Eucharistic Miracle has been confirmed in Legnica,
Poland, by the local Bishop. On December 25th, 2013 at St. Jacek Parish, while distributing
Holy Communion, a Sacred Host fell to the floor, and was picked up and placed in
a container of water. After some time it began to give a red appearance. The then
Bishop of Legnica, Stefan Cichy, appointed a Commission, whose task was to observe
the phenomenon. In February 2014, he removed a fragment of the red matter and deposited
it on the corporal. In order to analyse the fragment, the Commission ordered the
taking of samples and conducted appropriate tests by different competent authorities.
The final judgement of the Department of Forensic medicine states:"The histopathological
tissue fragments were found containing a fragmented part of the skeletal muscle.
... The whole image ... is most similar to the heart muscle ... as it appears under
the strains of agony. Genetic studies indicate the origin as human tissue."This miracle
of the Eucharist, as a number of other documented miracles down the centuries serves
to confirm the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Sacrament. On this Year of Corpus
Christi let us approach the Holy Sacrament with great faith, respect and reverence.
BUS TO KNOCK - ALL-IRELAND ROSARY RALLY
A bus to Knock for the All Ireland Rosary Rally will leave Mitchelstown Town Square
on Saturday June 4th at 7.15am. Names to be given in the Sacristy or Parish Office.
Archbishop Eamonn Martin, Armagh, will be the Main Celebrant of the Mass.
Does Satan exist?
The answer is a definite yes. This week again we witnessed his works in the shooting
dead of a young man on the streets of Dublin. “Satan or the devil and the other demons
are fallen Angels, who have freely refused to serve God and His plan. Their choice
against God is definitive. They try to associate man in their revolt against God”.
(Catechism of the Catholic Church, 414)
Scripture witnesses to the disastrous influence of the one Jesus calls “A murderer
from the beginning”. Who would even try to divert Jesus from the mission received
from His Father. (John 8:44 + Matthew 4:1-11). The power of Satan is, nonetheless,
not infinite. He is only a creature, powerful from the fact that he is pure spirit,
but still a creature. The Catechism acknowledges that it is a great mystery that
providence should permit diabolical activity in the world. The evil being perpetrated
by human beings in Dublin at the moment is a call to all of us to pray that the Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ deliver us from it and protect our own community. The City
of Dublin needs to be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and there is now
an urgent need to make reparation to the Almighty for the committing of such evil
deeds. We mustn’t leave it all to the Guards, society and the Church must act.
Mass for Exam Students
The Mitchelstown Parish Pastoral Council is having Mass for all Exam Students on
Monday June 6th at 7.30pm in the Parish Church. Before the Mass students will have
an opportunity to write their first name on a piece of paper, which will be placed
on the Altar during Mass. Parishioners will be invited to take a name and pray for
the student throughout the exam period. All are welcome including family and friends.