Pope Francis has said, “the Eucharist is God’s response to the deepest hunger of the human heart, the hunger for authentic life, for in the Eucharist Christ himself is truly in our midst, to nourish, console and sustain us on our journey.” As Jesus selflessly gives himself to us in the Eucharist as spiritual nourishment, this cherished encounter with Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist directs us and strengthens us to continue His mission of evangelizing, revitalizing the faith and caring for those in need.
The Catholic Ministries Appeal supports formation programs that prepare our priests, deacons and lay leaders; train our religious education catechists and adult faith formation leaders who educate our youth and parish families; provide food and housing programs that serve our seniors, disadvantaged families, people with special needs, and those struggling with substance abuse; and promote the sanctity of life at all stages. Working together, we are all revitalizing the lives and faith of our brothers and sisters on Long Island.
quote Of The Month
“What you see is the bread and the chalice; that is what your own eyes report to you. But what your faith obliges you to accept is that the bread is the body of Christ, and the chalice is the blood of Christ. This has been said very briefly, which may perhaps be sufficient for faith; yet faith does not desire instruction.”
- St Thomas Aquinas