The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Published on Jun 22nd, 2019 by Parish Office | 0

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

God feeds us in our hunger. God is the food for which we hunger. Jesus is the “Bread of Life.” We call the moment we receive the Body and the Blood of Christ our communion. The word communion does not refer to food nor eating nor satisfying hunger. Rather is speaks of a oneness that is experienced, oneness with God through Christ and oneness with each other through Christ, our “common union.”

In the liturgy we express this through a procession to receive, singing while we receive and sharing the one bread and from the one cup. Everything we do points to the union we celebrate this day, We don’t just believe in the “real presence” but we experience the unity He brings to us.

It is amazing to read Paul’s letter to us today in which the very words we use today are described as set in the liturgy at least from two decades after the Last Supper. Christians throughout the world are gathering this day and giving thanks for the wonderful gift of God, His Son, and the unity he brings to all humanity.

With love,

Fr. Tom

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