The Body and Blood of Christ - Corpus Christi

Dear Friends in Christ 

Corpus Christi - Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ - is the central Mystery of our Faith. It celebrates the gift Jesus left of His very self, the night before He died. It is something that we experience both in the celebration of Holy Mass, and whenever we come into the presence of Jesus in the Tabernacle or in times of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Because Maundy Thursday is overshadowed by the events of Good Friday and the Passion, the Church wished to have a separate Day on which we could celebrate The mystery of Faith. This weekend throughout the Church, in times of Eucharistic adoration and Processions, the Catholic Faithful express their love and devotion to a God who has wished to remain with us on earth. Jesus has done this by making Himself completely vulnerable in the Mass and in the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle is the one thing that makes our Catholic churches unique and separate from any other building, be they church, temple or dwelling. This is because God Himself abides there. Whenever we come into the church in the silence of prayer, we have the knowledge that we are before Jesus Himself. With thanksgiving to Almighty God for having given Himself to us in this way, we can give generously of our time to be at Holy Mass, in adoration  and in the Procession which takes place this Sunday afternoon at 4pm. Please join with our First Communicants - who lead the Procession - in giving Jesus our hearts in return for the love of His Divine Heart.

God bless you!

Msgr Kevin Hale 01702 478078
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