Posted by Br Qumar John Iqbal F.S.C
on 31 August 2020
For Catholic Christians our Faith is incomplete if we don't receive Holy Communion regularly. We believe that it is a joining of our lives to Jesus, who offers himself to us under the form of bread and wine. It binds us together as the Body of Christ.
In Khushpur, with a Lasallian High School and an important Catechetical Centre for the nation of Pakistan, there is, of course, the danger of COVID-19. As a response to our spiritual needs in the parish, the Clergy decided that every Sunday the Holy Mass would be broadcast over a loud speaker. When it had finished the Priests, Sisters and De La Salle Brothers would go door-to-door to distribute Holy Communion to the predominantly Catholic village community.
For this purpose, the Brothers' Community are actively engaged in preparing and recording the Liturgy. It is also available on YouTube for the whole village. Each Sunday, the Brothers make themselves available even though they are not the usual lectors or acolytes who still supply certain of their functions in the Ministry of the Word - presiding over liturgical prayers, and leading the choir. (All is in accordance with the provisions of Canon law).
It is a great opportunity to care for one another in the Christian community, and to bring Jesus to those who are unreached at the very difficult time.