The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ is a great feast where we acknowledge the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, as the source and summit of our lives. The Eucharist is central to our faith as it is what we gather for every week and what helps inform our lives. We become and really live out who we really are: the Body of Christ. For me, it is also a special feast since it was on this feast that I celebrated my first Mass as a priest. Definitely easier to preach on that than Trinity Sunday! We might pray for the strength and the resolve to make the Eucharist and therefore Jesus the center of our lives. So many become distracted and so many become preoccupied with the cares of the world, perhaps the right priority starts with our reception of the Eucharist and being empowered by the Holy Spirit to live out the Gospel in our very lives.
The Augustine Institute has an online service that is filled with movies, eBooks, documentaries and devotional resources. It is called Formed. Through a grant from the Diocese and a kind benefactor, our parish has signed up. It has a wealth of information and catechetical materials. If you go to our Formed page, iccwhb.formed.org, you can register and have access to a lot of great resources for free! There are some things which you can buy from the marketplace but most are on demand which is free. On this Corpus Christi, I invite you to check out the Presence series on the Eucharist. We will be using this great resource throughout the year, and I hope you enjoy it! For now, we continue our walk with the Lord.