Sunday

23 Jun 2019

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), Cycle C Click here for all content for this cycle Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), Cycle C

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Genesis 14:18-20  Melchizedek, both king and priest, blesses Abram in the name of the Most High.

Psalm 110:1, 2, 3, 4  The priesthood of Melchizedek is more potent than the line of Aaron.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26  Jesus offers himself as food to those who will remember him.

Luke 9:11b-17  Even in a deserted place, all are satisfied by the food that Jesus provides.

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

The church celebrates the Eucharist in a special way today. Second only to Holy Thursday, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ offers an opportunity to focus on the meaning of the eucharistic sacrament.

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

The sacrament that defines us

Where did the feast originally known as Corpus Christi come from? Many believers will be hard pressed to explain the difference between Maundy Thursday and the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, and for good reason.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Jesus graciously welcomed them and talked to them about the kingdom of God. Those who needed healing, he healed.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Take a chance on God

Many years ago, while serving in another parish as an associate, I met a couple who had a child with special needs. Susan and John poured out their lives to take care of Tom.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Mangia, mangia!

I was on a train in Italy with college friends, including the woman who would become my wife. It was a slow train that stopped at every town and village between Florence and Rome.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Satisfaction guaranteed

Often, no matter how dire their circumstances, a beautifully peaceful look will wash over the face of a nursing mother. These women report an overwhelming sense of joy in nurturing and nourishing their young.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

No one sent away hungry

Recently I was invited to dinner at a friend’s home. Seven of us sat down to eat. There were eight rather small portions of chicken on the plate. We politely took what was clearly our assigned portion, ate it, and then stared longingly at what was left.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

My friends in Christ, God has given the great gift of God's Son in the Eucharist. For when we have turned away from the presence of God in the world and one another, we pray for forgiveness.

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Quotes

Quotes

As in the life of the body, a person who is born and becomes strong later requires food so that life may be preserved and sustained, so also in the spiritual life, a person, after being fortified, requires spiritual food, which is Christ’s Body.

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