COMING CLOSER TO CHRIST:
The sacrament of the Eucharist is a sacrament of Christ’s presence. Through the Eucharist, Jesus has come up with a way to stay with us, to be present in our lives, to accompany us at every moment of our earthly pilgrimage. Every Catholic Church has a tabernacle, where some of the hosts consecrated during Mass are reserved. In these tabernacles, Jesus stays with us, truly present in the Eucharist — body, blood, soul, and divinity. For centuries, Christians have come in front of these tabernacles to pour out their hearts, to exercise their faith, to console their Lord, to spend time with the one they know loves them. He becomes our constant companion, so we never have to walk alone.
SENDING US OUT:
There is an ancient Catholic tradition – still alive and well in many places — of organizing public processions on the feast of Corpus Christi, honouring the real presence of our Lord in the Eucharist. In these processions, the sacred host is placed in a monstrance and carried through the local streets and squares, accompanied by songs and prayers of the faithful. It’s a powerful expression of our Lord’s desire to be present, through the Eucharist, in the normal realities of our daily lives.This year, although we won’t be able to have Eucharistic processions, Christ gives us the mission TO BE THE EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION FOR OTHERS. Find a way this week to be a witness of the joy and peace that the Eucharist brings to us.