Sunday Mass & Gospel Reflection
The Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Fr. Salvator M. Stefula, T.O.R.
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THE MOST HOLY AND BODY OF CHRIST
In past years we used the Latin words for this great feast—CORPUS CHRISTI. Each year Holy Mother Church celebrates this feast after Pentecost. The Eucharist is the center of our lives and without the Eucharist, there is a void. Our present situation with the pandemic has certainly been a wake up call for us. We have gone through two months without being able to publicly celebrate Mass and I know there has been a great yearning for Catholics to come back to church and receive our Lord once again in the Eucharist. We are grateful that we can now celebrate Mass in church even with a few restrictions. Jesus is with us through it all.
Traditionally this feast is celebrated with an outdoor procession but we cannot do it this year. HOWEVER we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday, June 14th after the 12 Noon Mass until 3 PM. We encourage you to come and spend some quiet time in the presence of the Eucharist. We have much to pray for and to be thankful during this pandemic.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos. 1324-1327 says:
“ The Eucharist is the ‘source and summit of the Christian life’. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ Himself… by the Eucharistic celebration we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life…In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith.”
PLEASE JOIN US ON JUNE 14TH