Pastor's Blog - June 19, 2022

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.  There is nothing more central to our Catholic life than the Eucharist.  It is the outward sign of the ongoing presence of the risen Christ among us, the sacrament of our living communion with the Trinity.  As an ensemble, today's readings summarize Church teaching on the Eucharist.  It is at once a supper of bread and wine in which we render our praise and thanks to God, a sacrificial memorial of Christ’s dying and rising for us, and the real sacramental presence of Christ -- his Body broken for us, his Blood poured out for us, spiritual food for us as we proclaim our faith in word and deed and await the glorious return of our Savior.

May we always be grateful for the precious gift of the Eucharist, by receiving it weekly, and living it daily!