The Feast of Corpus Christi
Next weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. It is the Feast above all others which brings us face to face with Christ and his desire to be part of our lives. We might reflect on a few points about the Eucharist in our lives.
Pope John Paul 2 (now Blessed) continually emphasized the centrality of the Eucharist in the life of the Church
The early Christians always referred to the Eucharist as the “Sacrament of Unity”. By this they surely meant that by sharing in Holy Communion, we are bonded to one another through our common bond of union with Christ. Hence the origin of the word Communion.
All families love to celebrate First Holy Communion with their children, and make it a family day of joy. We sometimes forget that First Communion is a beginning of something important for all of us. We must follow through from our First Communion to deepen our Faith in the Eucharist and Christ’s love for us.
The disciples found it very hard to accept the truth of Christ’s giving us his Flesh to eat and his Blood to drink. Only after the coming of the Holy Spirit did they begin to truly believe in the mystery of the Eucharist.
Many people today find it hard to accept the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ. This is a time to reflect on how definite Jesus was about His gift of his Body and Blood, and to allow ourselves time to find faith.
Our Procession next Saturday evening is a call to publicly affirm our faith in the Blessed Eucharist Especially the children who have received First Communion should be part of the Procession. An invitation is being sent to all of them and their parents to take part in the Procession.
The Corpus Christi Procession takes place next Saturday, 25, after 7.30pm Mass.
The Route is as follows: Store St, Harbour St, William St, Church St, Henry St, Harbour St and concluding with Benediction in church grounds.