This weekend we celebrate The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Our wonderful sacred texts today offer the following: The cup we share, is it not the blood of Christ? And the bread we break, is it not His body?
Just as God fed the Israelites with manna from heaven, so too do we feed on the best of wheat, the bread of angels, food for the pilgrim journey. We are so blessed coming from our Lenten and Easter celebrations to have celebrated Pentecost and Trinity Sunday, and now acknowledge the great gift from Jesus, Himself, the sharing in His body and blood, our Eucharistic Feast, our holy and blessed communion! His real presence offered at every mass is an opportunity to be fed in ways that renew what we heard last weekend, “God so loved the world that He sent His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him, might not perish but might have eternal life”.
What a gift we have! We witness this “real presence” at every mass, in our First Communicants, Confirmants, in the great service of stewardship and ministries that so many of our faithful participate in, the tender moments of checking in on a friend or family member who may have some particular need, visiting the imprisoned, those in hospital and health care facilities, in the unexpected moments of encountering someone who is in need of being heard in the neighborhood, on a street corner and even in the grocery parking lot. His “real presence” is right before us continuously.
I pray that we may be attentive to Him and that our being fed in our Eucharist will be joyful in bearing His Good News before all our sisters and brothers.
This past week, Kathy and Mike Holvey celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary by coming to daily mass. How blessed we were to share their special day at the table of the Lord. Kathy and Mike witness their belief in His “real presence” by their years of faithful marriage. God Bless them and all who are being married this month or celebraƟng their anniversaries!
With Blessing and Faith,