Nestled within the heart of the Serra Center lies a treasure, a beacon of resplendent beauty and profound holiness: the Tabernacle. More than just an ornate container, it is a sacred vessel, a dwelling place for the divine. Crafted from precious metals and gleaming wood, the purpose of our Tabernacle is to cradle the Real Presence of Christ in the consecrated Eucharist. (Click here for Spanish.)
Before Mass, step into the hushed sanctuary of the Eucharistic Chapel in Serra Center. Bathed in the soft glow of the glass doors, kneel or sit and allow your gaze to be drawn to the focal point, the Tabernacle. Adorned with intricate carvings and silver and gold foils, each glint symbolizes God’s infinite love for us.
But the true beauty of the tabernacle transcends its outward form. It lies in the mystery it holds, the silent promise of God’s abiding presence. Inside rests the consecrated bread and wine, transformed through the miracle of the Eucharist into the Body and Blood of Christ. In this sacred space, heaven and earth converge, the divine made tangible for human touch and communion.
As you kneel before the Tabernacle, let the world disappear, replaced by the awe-inspiring immensity of God’s love. You are no longer a visitor but a welcomed guest, invited to enter into communion with the Divine. The Tabernacle’s beauty reflects the beauty within – the transformative power of faith, the solace of divine presence, and the promise of eternal life.
Our parish community offers thanks and a grateful heart to Fr. Salvador, Enrique Valdez, David Valdez, and all who assisted in creating our new Tabernacle, blessed today, Thursday, January 25, 2024, by Fr. Oscar Mendez, OFM. We also thank our benefactors and all those who donated.