Every Mass is a participation in and celebration of the sacrifice of Christ. This 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.
'Occasionally when St. Augustine was giving the Eucharist to a communicant, instead of saying, “The body of Christ,” he would say, “receive what you are.” That puts things correctly. What is supposed to happen at the Eucharist is that we, the congregation, by sacrificing the things that divide us, should become the body and blood of Christ. More so than the bread and wine, we the people, are meant to be changed, to be transubstantiated. The Eucharist, as sacrifice, asks us to become the bread of brokenness and the chalice of vulnerability.' (Ron Rolheiser.)
Table of Hope - Hapag ng Pag-Asa. (Last supper with street children)
The “blood of the covenant” sprinkled on the people by Moses is that of sacrificed bulls. The “blood of the covenant” Jesus gives is not that of an animal but his very own Blood given for the life of the world.
Response: 'I will raise the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.'
What we could not do on our own, the blood, the life, the Spirit of Christ can do in us.
'I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live forever. R. Alleluia, alleluia.'
Mark 14:12-16, 22-26
Jesus gift of the Eucharist, is an ongoing expression of this total gift of self.
Eat this bread - Taize chant. 4:28 dur. Here
Table of plenty by Dan Schutte. 2:52 dur. Here
Come to the table. 3:05 dur. Here
'While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them.'