Today and for the next two weeks I am going to do a quick reflection on how the Seven Sacraments are Graced Moments, moments in which God puts His hand on our hearts and minds and in so doing reminds us of His loving Presence in our lives and of the strength that He is offering to us. Today I will begin with the Sacraments that are known as the Sacraments of Initiation. (Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist). These three Sacraments deal with relationships. Baptism is God’s invitation to us for a life long relationship. Confirmation is our opportunity to respond. And the Eucharist is the bond that draws us together. We receive Baptism and Confirmation once and so these two Sacraments are Graced Moments because they signify the beginning of something Special. They are heart warming experiences. And receiving the Eucharist every week, or even daily, is always a Graced Moment because it is an opportunity to welcome the love of your life into your hearts. It is an opportunity to hug the one who you love and who loves you. Where God is good! That is where Grace can be found.
God’s continued Peace,
Fr. Yvon J. Royer