Feast of Corpus Christi



Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of the Lord, also known as Corpus Christi, marking the commemoration of the Real Presence of the Lord in the Eucharist. Today we commemorate the Lord truly present in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, which we partake and consume during every celebration of the Holy Mass. As Christians, we all firmly believe that the Eucharist we partake and receive in the Holy Mass is none other than the Most Holy and Precious Body and Blood of Our Lord Himself.

Our readings from today’s Liturgy show us how present our Lord is to us. In the first reading we hear about the priest Melchizedek blessing Abram. The psalm also sings “You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.”. In the second reading, Paul reminds us of the words of institution of the Eucharist from the Last Supper. In the gospel, Jesus feeds the five thousand after breaking the bread and blessing it.

As we reflect on the readings of this day let us take time to reflect on what the Eucharist means?