The Crusader #329 - November 2018

Bulletin of the Eucharistic Crusade for Children in Australia

Dear Crusaders and Friends,

          What would you like for you birthday? I am sure that you would like a party with cake and ice cream. You would want your friends to come over. But more than anything else, you would be thinking of the gifts, the presents that you would receive. You might even say that you are wanting a great lot of treasure on your birthday.

          Well, my birthday is not far off and I too am thinking about presents, or rather treasures to be exact. How happy I would be on my birthday if I received all of your treasure sheets for September and October. I don’t want cake and ice cream or a party or other gifts and presents. I just want your treasure sheets.

          You may ask why? Why? Why? Why? And I’ll tell you as I have told you before. Your treasure sheet represents your soul. And a soul is the most valuable thing in the whole world. More valuable than any toy, or game, or bicycle, or clothes, or money, or jewels. But don’t think that I want your souls for myself or that you are offering your souls to Fr. Campbell. No, you are offering your souls to Our Lord Jesus Christ. I just collect your treasure sheets and pass them on to Fr. Pagliarani, the Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, who offers them to Jesus during Mass once a month.

          And you can forget about my birthday, and focus on Our Lord’s birthday in less than two months. Be generous in completing and turning in your treasure sheets over the next two months in order to truly give your soul to Jesus as a gift on His birthday.

Yours in Jesus & Mary,

Fr. Benjamin Campbell