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Week of June 18, 2007
Sacred Heart wraps up its centennial
By BILL GLEN
"In our prayers, we ask that our parish continue to grow and flourish through the Eucharist."
- Fr. Don Stein
Smith told the gathering that with cradle Catholics, who have grown up in the faith, there can be a disturbing tendency to take the Eucharist for granted.
He said that is something that should never be done. "It is the Lord," he said. "It is Jesus."
Also present was Father Michael Coutts, a Jesuit priest from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Toronto.
While Stein was recovering from knee surgery last year, he became an avid viewer of Vision TV, in particular Coutts celebrating Mass every Friday from St. Michael's Cathedral in Toronto.
Stein invited Coutts to come West and join in the festivities. Coutts agreed, and led a three-day parish mission that included Anointing of the Sick on June 13.
"There are two themes that are common at this time," Coutts told the WCR.
"One is gratitude, for 100 years of all the wonderful things that were going on. Second is forgiveness, because 100 years of people loving one another, obviously, somebody is going to be hurt," he said.
Stein told the WCR later that at around 10:30 p.m. there were more than 10 people adoring the Eucharist.
"We wanted to close our year in the presence of God through the Eucharist. The ark is the symbol of God's presence in the Old Testament. The Eucharist is Jesus present with us."
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