This Sunday is the last solemn celebration in the wake of Easter. Not that we are still in the Easter season- it ended on Pentecost but this Sunday, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus, is the capstone of all the liturgical celebrations since Holy Week.
If the Ascension were the end of the story we would have only memories. Pentecost told us otherwise; Jesus is staying with us as he promised. Today’s Solemnity reminds us and celebrates that he does indeed remain with us and in a radical manner: our Lord’s Body becomes one with ours in the Holy Eucharist. He didn’t merely give up his life; he gave his life; gives his life to us.
He continues to nourish us with his Body and his Words.
Be nourished by his word: View/Download this Sunday’s Liturgy of the Word