Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

By Jen Avisado

On June 2, we will celebrate Corpus Christi Sunday or the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

The Body and the Blood of Christ is central to our Christian faith. They are a profound contemplation on the mystery and the gift of the Eucharist. The Eucharist, also known as Holy Communion, is more than a ritual; it is an encounter with the living Christ, who offers Himself wholly to His followers.

In the Eucharist, the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ through the mystery of transubstantiation. This transformation is not merely symbolic but a real presence. Jesus' words at the Last Supper, "This is my body... This is my blood," invite believers to a deeper understanding of His sacrifice and the intimate union He desires with them.

How often do we receive Jesus in the Eucharist? Pope Francis once reminded us – priests and lay faithful - that the Eucharist is not a prize for the righteous but a sacrament to those who yearn and seek God. May we seek and yearn Jesus by attending the Mass and receiving his Most Holy Body and Blood.

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