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Corpus Christi

The Solemnity of Corpus Christi

“I am the living Bread that came down from Heaven” (John 6:51). Always faithful to His promises, Jesus reminds us in today’s Gospel that He is alive… that His living presence is truly with us in the Eucharist. Christ personally awaits each one of us in the Eucharist, to strengthen and console us. Today’s second reading from St. Paul also reassures us of our unity and oneness in Christ – ‘we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread’. In the words of St. John Paul II, ‘in that little Host is the solution to all the problems of the world’. On this day, where we celebrate Christ’s Real Presence among us, let us pray to the Prince of Peace for peace in our hearts, families, and society. Finally, whilst we look forward to tomorrow where some Churches will be opening for private prayer, for those who are able, let us show our Faith in His Real Presence, today, and for a few moments stand outside a Church where Christ is waiting…