Regina Coeli Report: April 2019 - The Sacraments
This issue of the Regina Coeli Report is dedicated to the sacraments which our dear priests administer and our dear faithful receive throughout the year.
You will be receiving this issue of the SSPX District News at the beginning of the Alleluia season. When Easter comes around, have we not often felt a definite sense of fulfillment and conquest which we have perceived as strongly as the smell of the altar lilies? The little efforts and resolutions we have taken during Lent appear now as a victory over “the world, the flesh, and the devil.” As we are less submerged by the futility and vanity of the frenzied world around us, we have the sense of being in orbit, free from gravity, more ethereal, and spiritual. This sentiment can be elating and could easily lead us into trouble if it was not checked by our daily down to earth duties and communications.
This issue of the Regina Coeli Report is dedicated to the sacraments which our dear priests administer and our dear faithful receive throughout the year. With the Church’s twin commandment of yearly confession and communion, we wish to stress how important it is to prepare ourselves for their worthy reception. More than moving our feet, more than going through the usual rite of confession and holy communion, Christ’s Church entreats us with maternal love to move our souls, to change our hearts. Am I the same today as I was a few months ago? Have I really conquered my evil passions and my shortcomings? Can I truly say with St. Paul that, on the whole: “It is not I, it is Christ who lives in me.”
The work of grace is invisible in the soul, but somehow, God’s elect do shine forth their resignation under trials, their peace of soul in God’s hands, their inner joy in all walks of life around them. I hope that you can discern such sentiments in the faces of the good Christians of the parish and in their varied activities. You will find as usual in these pages more photos of parish activities run by our dear flock, knowing that, in the end, it is God’s glory which is intended in all these liturgical, para-liturgical and more mundane activities. Will our life hereafter not echo the song of the Angels? “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts!” May we eternally utter to Him this glorious Alleluia!
Fr. Jürgen Wegner