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"They took the body of Jesus and bound it with burial clothes along with the spices".           John 19:40

In the place where he had been crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been buried. So they laid Jesus there. John 19:41,42



Winter/Spring 1999



Vol. 14, No. 1

Fr. Victor Named National Director for the U.S. and Canada

The Executive Board of the Apostolate for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration named Fr. Victor P. Warkulwiz, M.S.S. as national director of the apostolate for both the U.S. and Canada. The North American apostolate will continue to be headquartered in Mt. Clemens, Ml with Mrs. Pat Forton as secretary/administrator. Efforts will also continue in the international lay apostolate. The international lay apostolate operates out of Plattsburgh, NY with Mrs. Linda Bracy as secretary/administrator.
       Fr. Victor intends to vigorously pursue the goal of APEA, which is to fulfill our Holy Father�s wish, specifically in the US. and Canada. for perpetual adoration in every parish. That is an enormous task, so we ask for your prayers.

M.S.S. Receives Episcopal Recognition

The Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament (M.S.S.) has been officially recognized by Bishop Leopoldo S. Tumulak, Ordinary of the Diocese of Tagbilaran, Philippines as a private association of clerics devoted to the promotion of perpetual Eucharistic adoration in parishes. He also consented to be the Protector Bishop of the association. In his letter of recognition, Bishop Tumulak commended the work of M.S.S. and said that perpetual adoration �is a message in itself of the importance of Eucharistic adoration, of which Pope Paul VI said that there is nothing more consoling on earth, nothing more efficacious for advancing along the road of holiness� (Mysterium Fidei).

M.S.S. Priests Visit Many Parishes in 1998

In 1998 the priests of the Apostolate for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration visited more than 90 host and support parishes in the United States and Canada to help start and maintain Eucharistic adoration. The efforts of APEA resulted in the opening of 39 new, mostly perpetual, Eucharistic adoration chapels last year.

APEA Adds New Dimension to Apostolate

The Apostolate for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration has added a new service beginning in January 1999. Priests of the apostolate now offer parishes the option of a Eucharistic mission in conjunction with a renewal or new startup. Mission talks will be given on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights followed by the usual signup appeal at the weekend Masses. The mission talks will be catechetical and evangelical in nature.

Holy Hour Helps and Hints

The famous British author and preacher. Msgr. Ronald Knox, once delivered a sermon entitled �The Window in the Wall,� The �window in the wall� is the Sacred Host in the monstrance. It is the window between two worlds. As a window belongs at once to both the room inside and to the open air outside, so His Eucharistic Body belongs at once to both time and eternity.
       The Sacred Host is the window through which the supernatural light of heaven passes to illuminate our souls. As a beam of sunlight coming tram a window makes visible the specks of dust that fill the air, so the beam of supernatural Light from the Host makes visible the specks of pride, avarice, anger, just, gluttony, envy and sloth that fill our souls, What better place then is there to make an examination conscience than in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament? Let us go to Him in the Blessed Sacrament and ask Him to fill our souls with light so that we may see how to become more pleasing to Him.

Testimony Corner

�Since moving to truly Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration we have continually averaged over 600 holy hours per week. In total, since starting 24 hour adoration. St Joseph�s has now passed 35,000 holy hours spent with our Eucharistic Lord and although the numbers are impressive, the changes in peoples lives are what�s truly astounding.

�The most widespread change is the attitude towards confession that the adorers have. No longer do they dread and avoid confession, for after experiencing the powerful love that our Eucharistic Lord has for them they long for reconciliation I continue to be amazed not just at the sheer number of people going to confession, but the number of people going to confession that haven�t been reconciled to our Lord in 20 30, 35 years and more.

�Another noticeable change is the reverence that adorers show for the Blessed Sacrament. The percentage of people receiving communion has greatly increased and parishioners appear more aware of proper deportment when attending Mass.�

Rev. Robert D. Wenzinger, Pastor
St Josephs; Bakersfield, CA


Oh, Those Wonderful Night Hours!

The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Huge Response to PEA Appeal in Africa

Fr, Fabian Eke, M.SS. promotes perpetual Eucharistic adoration in Africa, One of the first parishes that he helped start PEA was the Cathedral parish of his home diocese, the Archdiocese of Onitsha in Nigeria. He preached at all the weekend Masses on a Sunday in Advent, and four thousand, five hundred and ninety six (4,596) people signed up to spend an hour a week with our Eucharistic Lord. More than five hundred people signed up to be coordinators. Fantastic! How can that many adorers be accommodated? A great problem to have! This is a marvelous display of the power of the Holy Spirit at work in Africa.

Missionary Priests of the Blessed Sacrament
P.O. Box 1428 • Bensalem, Pa 19020
Tel: 215.244.9211 • Fax: 215.244.9211
Email: apea@webtv.net