Please pray for the protection of our Catholic Churches!
Unknown suspects robbed and vandalized Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Horizon City, Texas at the end of last month.
Pastor Fr. Jose Morales told parishioners in a Nov. 1 letter that intruders “caused damages and stole items, including the tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament.”
Fr. Morales said the church suffered minor damages and criminals stole items totaling “a few thousand dollars.” He said the Horizon Police Department is investigating the crime and asks those with information regarding the incident to report it.
“It is with a very saddened heart that I write these words to you,” Fr. Morales began. “The desecration of the greatest gift possessed by the Church, the Most Blessed Sacrament, is a very serious matter.”
Call for prayer of reparation
Fr. Morales then invited the faithful to join him and Diocese of El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz “to make reparation for this violation by visiting the Blessed Sacrament and participating in any act of reparation.”
“The indifference of the world towards God in the holiness of the Most Blessed Sacrament needs to be overcome with the devotion, love and the holiness of His children,” Fr. Morales stressed.
“Let us remain united and strong in the Lord and manifest that we are his faithful followers, regardless of the violations that some express. Let us also pray that those that perpetrated these repulsive acts may repent and change their ways.
“May Our Blessed Mother–Our Lady of Guadalupe, who witnessed the acts of hatred and indifference towards her beloved Son, bring us consolation, and guide us closer to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ. May the Holy Spirit protect us always.”