Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Horizon, Texas has had one of its most sacred objects stolen -- the tabernacle, which holds the body and blood of Christ.
The metal container is regarded as one of the most sacred objects in any Catholic Church and is used to house the Eucharist.
The parish priest immediately called police for help after the break-in and theft, but now a call has gone out through the whole Diocese as they ask Catholics to pray.
Here is his message from the parish Website:
My dear brothers and sisters,
It is with a very saddened heart that I write these words to you.