1st Reading: Exodus 24:3-8: This is the blood of the Covenant that the Lord has made with you.
Resp. Psalm 116:12-13,15-18: The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the Lord’s name.
2nd reading: Hebrews 9:11-15: The blood of Christ can purify our inner self.
Gospel: Mark 14:12-16.22-26: This is my body; this is my blood.
Today we celebrate the most cherish and the precious gift of the Church. Today we celebrate the source and summit of our Christian lives; The Eucharist, the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. If Christ has given us His real presence as food for the journey of our lives are we truly Eucharistic persons? To be a Eucharistic person is to become what we eat(The Body of Christ). To become a Eucharistic person is to consistently abide in Christ and to follow in his footsteps. Over a long history till today, the Eucharist is being abused both by Catholics and non-Catholics. An abuse on the body of Christ is a grave sin. May the body and blood of Christ purify our inner self. Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament have mercy on us and may we receive you worthily with our hearts and minds. Amen.
Happy Solemnity of Corpus Christi
Fr. Osho, OSJ.