Corpus Christi - Sunday, June 18, 2017

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Father Paul Voisin

June 12, 2017

For Catholics, the Feast of Corpus Christi is an important one.  We celebrate with joy the great gift of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, given to us at the Last Supper.  This bread and wine, elements used in the Jewish Passover meal, were now transformed into the Body and Blood of Jesus.  Just as we need to eat well in our homes in order to have strength; the ability to concentrate and work; and to live well, so too we need to eat in the House of the Lord to have spiritual strength; the ability to learn and understand the ways of the Lord, and work for the building up of the Kingdom; and to live well now and for eternity.  Nourished by this heavenly food we carry on the work of Christ and His Church.  Let us never take for granted this great gift, and the life that flows from it.   For Catholics, the Feast of Corpus Christi is an important one.  We celebrate with joy the great gift of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, given to us at the Last Supper.  This bread and wine, elements used in the Jewish Passover meal, were now transformed into the Body and Blood of Jesus.  Just as we need to eat well in our homes in order to have strength; the ability to concentrate and work; and to live well, so too we need to eat in the House of the Lord to have spiritual strength; the ability to learn and understand the ways of the Lord, and work for the building up of the Kingdom; and to live well now and for eternity.  Nourished by this heavenly food we carry on the work of Christ and His Church.  Let us never take for granted this great gift, and the life that flows from it.