Form of Spiritual Communion, by St. Alphonsus Liguori
My JESUS, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire to receive You in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
...that our Father Rob Neske has served without a break or vacation time since last March?
We really owe a big “thank you” to this faithful Priest, who has continued to provide quality pastoral care to us, during one of the most stressful and challenging times in our Parish’s long history!
Fr. Rob has been here every week, during the ‘shut down’ of the churches, to celebrate his “private Mass” here at Sacred Heart, so that the Eucharistic Heart of our Parish would continue to beat strong! He has provided support for us, through counseling, reaching out through phone calls, walking the sidewalks, and providing a “spiritual presence” so needed, especially at this time!
Fr. Rob seized the opportunity provided by our Bishop’s permission for the celebration of outdoor Masses, to utilize our unique ‘Tombstone rose’ arbor for these Masses, and to make it possible for us to attend Mass and receive Holy Communion, when most of the parishes in our Diocese were unable to do so!
Fr. Rob has embraced the special character of our Community and our Parish, and participates in every way that he can! If there is an ‘event’ in Tombstone, in which our parishioners are taking an active part, they can be certain that Fr. Rob will be accompanying them!
Many have discovered that Fr. Rob is an extremely gifted confessor, and that he is most generous in providing opportunities for the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation! Our God’s timing is perfect – and he has provided a truly great Priest and Spiritual Friend for us at this critical time. Please pray for Fr. Rob’s health, strength, and – that he takes an opportunity soon to have some ‘away time’ for his own spiritual renewal and refreshment!
Thank you, again, for your wonderful faithfulness in prayer and generous support of our Parish!
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The Southwest is known for our warm welcomes and heartfelt hospitality! Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish has been extending this same warm welcome for over 140 year, since pioneer missionary, Fr. Antonio Jouvenceau, came to Tombstone, to minister to the need of those flocking into the area following the discovery of rich silver deposits!
Although the popular concept of Tombstone, largely shaped by Hollywood, portrays our community as centered in the bars and gambling dens of Allen Street and shadowed by violence, there is another and much more enduring story, of pioneer men, women and families, who sought to build a lasting community, founded on the values of the Gospel!
That is our story, and it is a story which continues to be written, not in historic re-enactments, but in the hearts and lives of people who call Tombstone home.
Our Parish is the “Mother Church” of Cochise County and has been instrumental in planting new parishes in the surrounding area. We continue to be part of the global Mission of the Church, and have entered our third century filled with the joy and the hope of those who are experiencing new life in Christ!
We would cordially invite you to experience that new life with us, and to know that the One who extends the invitation, “My house is your house!” is, in fact, the Lord!
Looking forward to welcoming you!
FR. GREG ADOLF and FR. ROBERT NESKE and all of the People of God at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish!
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