Parish Stories

St. Paul of the Cross

Columbia City , IN Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend


“I have never left Adoration empty”

Jenny Born

There is no physical limit to the depth of the soul. It is not like our physical body that gets full with food we eat. The food from heaven — the Bread of Life, the Eucharist — is eternal and not confined to the rules of the physical world. There is no limit to the graces from this food, the Eucharist. It’s a beautiful mystery that surpasses my understanding, but it fills my cup. I have never left adoration empty. 

Luke 24:5-6 says, “Why do you seek the Living One among the dead? He is not here, but He has been raised.” I don’t seek Jesus from the world, I find Him in the Eucharist.

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“I know that He listens to me.”

Rebecca Beery

The Eucharist is my reason to attend Mass, to receive my Lord. The Eucharist is a gift from God. He shed his life for me on the Cross! I am blessed to receive His Body, Blood and forgiveness. How awesome is that!? 

God has blessed me in so many ways – giving me parents who brought me up in the US and raised me Catholic; my brothers and their families; my sons; my spouse and our friends; my eye surgery; and so much more. I’m so blessed to have received the sacraments: Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage; and Healing of the Sick. I believe! 

I love my Catholic faith and all it offers me! Mass is a gift from God! I enjoy the rewards I receive hearing the Scripture readings and the best part, receiving Jesus. 

I love the peace adoration brings me. I arrive early and leave late – walking in and kneeling before my Savior and knowing His death on the cross brings me hope in my salvation. He loves me. When I kneel before the Blessed Sacrament, I know that He listens to me, with all the junk in my life, and He forgives me. It’s a gift from Him that I truly appreciate!

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