Friday, August 03, 2012

Mass at the Beach: August 2, 2012

The Eucharist is at the center of our lives as Catholics. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us, it is "the source and summit of the Christian life" (CCC, 1324).

Each year we gather our young people at the beach here in Westerly for a special Mass. It's a great opportunity for them to meet Jesus in word and sacrament--in the midst of his beautiful and awesome creation!

In addition to thanking God for the perfect weather, I also want to express my gratitude to Fran Pucci--and to her children, Jim and Lauren--for hosting this event every year. May our Eucharistic Lord bless them for their hospitality and generosity.

Here are some pictures from this year's event: