On Sunday, June 23, Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, 22 children received their first Holy Communion at the Shrine of Blessed Basil Moreau. It was also the occasion for Fr. John De Riso, csc, pastor and rector, to bless the shrine’s new tabernacle. Like the church itself, the tabernacle is neo-gothic in style. It also echoes the architecture of the ciborium (baldacchino) above it.
The new tabernacle, as well as the beautifully carved stone table on which it rests, was made possible thanks to the generosity of parishioners of Sainte-Croix and of friends of the Shrine.
As Fr. John said at the moment of blessing, may the faithful who visit the Blessed Sacrament know the joy of Moses, with whom, in the tent of meeting, the Lord spoke face to face, as a person speaks to a friend. (Exodus 33)