Year of Faith

posted 31 May 2013, 05:38 by Susan Weaver

This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, where we celebrate our belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ and his real presence on the Eucharist. At the heart of the Eucharistic celebration are the bread and wine that, by the words of Christ and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, become Christ’s Body and Blood . Faithful to the Lord’s command the Church continues to do, in his memory and until his glorious return , what he did on the eve of his Passion:

‘He took bread…’ ‘He took the cup filled with wine…’The signs of bread and wine become, in a way surpassing understanding, the Body and Blood of Christ; they continue also to signify the goodness of creation.

 As we celebrate Corpus Christi here in St Hugh’s, we also welcome into full communion with us the young people who will receive the Eucharist for the first time during the 10am Mass.

 The next Year of Faith discussion at St Hugh’s will take place on Saturday, 22nd June, from immediately after 10am Mass until 12 noon. Bishop Malcolm’s theme for June is:

The Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist.

 

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