Alleluia, alleluia! I am the living bread from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live forever. Alleluia!
Every Mass is a participation in and celebration of the sacrifice of Christ. the feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated to heighten our awareness of the gift of the Eucharist. Let the love of Christ course through our lives and heal us.
"In the Eucharist, we contemplate and worship the God of love. The Lord who breaks no-one yet allows Himself to be broken. The Lord who does not demand sacrifices, but sacrifices Himself. The Lord who asks nothing but gives everything. In celebrating and experiencing the Eucharist, we too are called to share in this love. For we cannot break bread on Sunday if our hearts are closed to our brothers and sisters. We cannot partake of the Bread if we do not give bread to the hungry. We cannot share that bread unless we share the sufferings of our brothers and sisters in need. In the end, and the end of our solemn Eucharistic liturgies as well, only love will remain. Even now, our Eucharistic celebrations are transforming the world to the extent that we are allowing ourselves to be transformed and to become bread broken for others."
From the homily of Pope Francis on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi 2021.
Gen 14:18-20 Melchizedek brought bread and wine.
Ps 109:1-4 R: You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.
1 Cor 11:23-26 Every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are proclaiming the death of the Lord.
Lk 9:11-17 They all ate and were filled.
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'While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them.'