Gospel Meditation


"The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, 'How can this man give us his flesh to eat?'" From the beginning, the Eucharist has been a source of controversy. Some people have always found the teaching difficult to accept. But as Catholics, the Blessed Sacrament is at the heart of our worship and our spirituality; we go to Mass to share in the holy sacrifice of Jesus' body and blood, and we receive spiritual nourishment from partaking of this heavenly food. As Jesus himself tells us in today's Gospel, "Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him."

From this passage it is clear that Jesus intended the Eucharist to be a tremendous gift for us, for "whoever eats this bread will live forever." This, of course, is because the bread is Christ's "flesh for the life of the world." In other words, just as he gave his body on the cross to save us from our sins, so too this same flesh is given for us at every Mass to strengthen our weakness and unite us more deeply to our Savior.

Receiving Communion isn't like taking a magic pill, however. We must beware of reducing this sacrament to an empty ritual or a foolproof guarantee of heaven. No, it is quite possible to receive Communion unworthily and reject its spiritual efficacy. Just like the benefits of a healthy meal can be undone by a habit of binging on junk food, so too we can prevent holy Communion from having its full benefits when we crowd our souls with vices and sins. If on the other hand, we wish to let this sacrament of divine grace flourish, we should receive it with a sincere spirit of gratitude and reverence, praying that we may be made worthy to receive such a gift.


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Mass Time Changes Begin in July

The votes are in! Many mass time changes at St. Rose!


The Adoration Chapel is now Closed on the Weekend

This is in preparation for shifting to a new 24 hour Adoration Block Schedule.


The Mission of the Good Shepherd Rosary

Please join us in praying the Rosary at 8:45am on Sundays before Mass and also join us for Donut Sunday the second Sunday of the month.

Time is Running Out! RE Classes, ACTS and Behold-Discount ends Jul 7!

Early RE/ACTS/BEHOLD registration discount ends July 7th. 2017-2018 Registration Forms are now available in the office, vestibule and online.


Youth...We Need You! Youth Mass begins Jul 9!

Beginning Sun, Jul 9 we will be adding a 4:00pm youth mass.


Elementary RE News

Next year Elementary RE classes will be offered on Wednesdays and Sundays.


C.A.L.L.-Catholic Academy for Life Leadership

Attention parents and teens..answer the CALL!! Go Online to www.Catholicacademyforleadership.org and register today!


Are you interested in ministering to the home-bound?

Ministry of Care is the link between St Rose Parish and parishioners who are homebound, hospitalized, or convalescing.


Baptism Preparation Ministry Needs Your Help

If you are able to help with this ministry a few hours as needed occasionally.  Please contact Mary Albrecht baptism@stroseanthem.com if you are interested and available to assist us. Thank you!