From The Pastor's Desk

Dear St. Jude Family,

Blessings of peace!  
This 9th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ. In the Passover celebration with his disciples, the bread and wine of the Holy Eucharist became the real Body and Blood of Christ. 
They are not signs. They are not representations or symbols. The bread and wine provided are the true and real Body and Blood of Christ. They are substantially changed into his Body and Blood. 
This is not symbolic, not figurative, and not imaginary. It is a valid, real, and substantial change. Now when we go to church, we are not just visiting a space. We are encountering and experiencing Jesus himself.
Praying for you,

Fr. Pao