Celebrating Corpus Christi

2 June 2018

Celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi

The momentous happening we celebrate on the feast of Corpus Christi is our developed understanding of what Christ did at the Last Supper with his disciples, when He took bread and wine and said these incredible words:

“Take this all of you and eat of it for this is my Body which will be given up for you”
“Take this all of you and drink from it for this is the chalice of my blood which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this in memory of me.”

We do not celebrate this wondrous mystery with the joy and solemnity it merits in the sombre season of Holy Week. It seems right and fitting that we observe it as the concluding Solemnity of this rich period of the Liturgical Calendar. more