Thieves Steal Tabernacle & Eucharist From North Carolina Church: “We Are Calling For Prayers”
Please pray for this parish!
Saint Elizabeth of the Hill Country Catholic Church in Boone, North Carolina reported the Eucharist and tabernacle stolen from their church. The parish announced the theft Wed., June 17, on its Facebook page.
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The post explains the cancellation of Masses, confessions, adoration, and holy hours on June 17 and 18 after the “tabernacle containing the Eucharist was stolen from St. Elizabeth”.
“We are calling for prayers and the safe return of the Blessed Sacrament after the tabernacle was stolen from the church Tuesday night,” the parish says.
“This happened sometime after 9 p.m. Tuesday night. The individual or individuals apparently entered through a window and did not take anything else or cause any damage.
“We pray that the hearts of those responsible may be moved to return the tabernacle to us, but most especially the Blessed Sacrament.
“Please pray and offer reparation for the desecration of the church and the theft of the Blessed Sacrament.
“Some official prayers and acts of reparation will need to be offered before Mass can resume. We are in contact with the bishop about the details and will keep you posted.
“Boone police are investigating and say they have not seen any similar incidents at other churches in the area.
“Anyone with information about the crime is urged to call the Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900.”
However, the parish will hold a Holy Hour of Reparation on Thursday from 8-9 pm ET.
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The text reads, “A Holy Hour of Reparation will be held tonight at St. Elizabeth’s from 8-9 pm. Please bring your Rosary and come pray!”
The parish asked the faithful in a statement to Catholic News Agency to “please pray and offer reparation for the desecration of the church and the theft of the Blessed Sacrament.”
They also plead to the thief, saying, “we pray that your hearts may be moved to please return the tabernacle to us, but most especially the contents.”
The parish also posted a prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in reparation for the theft and possible desecration of the Eucharist.
Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus:
“O sweet Jesus, Whose overflowing charity for me is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before Your altar (in Your presence) eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries, to which Your loving Heart is everywhere subject.
“Mindful alas! That we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask Your pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation not only for our own personal offenses, but also for the sins of those, who, straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow You, their Shepherd and Leader, or, renouncing the vows of their baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of Your Law.
“We are now resolve to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against You; we are determined to make amends for the manifold offenses against Christian modesty in unbecoming dress and behavior, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violations of Sundays and holidays, and the shocking blasphemies uttered against You and Your Saints.
We wish also to make amends for the insults to which Your Vicar on earth and Your priest are subjected, for the profanation, by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of Your Divine Love; and lastly for the public crimes of nations who resist the rights and teaching authority of the Church which You have founded.
Would, O divine Jesus, we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood.
We now offer, in reparation for these violations of Your divine honor, the satisfaction You once made to Your eternal Father on the cross and which You continue to renew daily on our altars; we offer it in union with the acts of atonement of Your Virgin Mother and all the Saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make recompense, as far as we can with the help of Your grace, for all neglect of Your great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past.
Henceforth, we will live a life of unwavering faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the Gospel and especially that of charity.
We promise, to the best of our power, to prevent others from offending You and to bring as many as possible to follow You.
O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance, keep us faithful unto death in our duty and the allegiance we owe to You, so that we may one day come to that happy home, where You, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, God, world without end.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you!
[See also: “Such Horror”: Vandals Decapitate Sacred Heart of Jesus Monument in Spain]
[See also: Holy Face of Jesus Allegedly Appears on Eucharistic Host in India]
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