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Saturday 6th Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings

Saturday 6th Week of the Year

Mark 9:2-10

Two Transfigurations of Jesus – the mount of the Transfiguration and the mount of Calvary.

Every time we celebrate the Holy Mass
two mountains come together,
Mount of Transfiguration and Mount Calvary.

We are on the mountain with Jesus and his disciples
during his Transfiguration
where he is in heaven and all his glory.

But like him, we must go down that mountain
to another mountain, the mountain of Calvary
where Jesus is transfigured another way,
the opposite of heavenly Tabor.

On the Calvary Mountain
Jesus willingly takes our sins to himself.

They transform him from a man into a worm,
as Scripture says.

It won’t take much for us to recall in our life
what caused Jesus to walk up that mountain
caring our cross and dying on it.

We ask as we pray the Lord’s mercy on us
at the beginning of every Eucharist,
that Jesus will wash our souls
with his own Precious Blood
being spilled for us and our salvation.

At the consecration of the Eucharist,
we long to be transformed into Christ
as the bread and wine become his Body and Blood.

And then at Holy Communion
we pray with the Early Fathers of the Church
“That we may become what we eat.”

And might I add,
“For a world that is hungry for Christ Jesus.”

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

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