THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI – THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

You are warmly invited to take part in in a 24 hour period of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament this weekend – from 4.00pm on Saturday 21st June to 9.00am on Sunday 22nd June and then from 12 noon to 7.00pm. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the monstrance. Please come individually and as families, even if its just for a few minutes, to adore Our Blessed Lord.

Monstrance

This twenty four hour period of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a wonderful opportunity for you to come and adore Jesus Christ, our Risen Lord, who is really and truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. – His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.  Saint John Paul II tells us that it is the living Jesus who is present in the Eucharist. He tells us “Jesus is not an idea, a sentiment, a memory! Jesus is a person, always alive and present with us! Love Jesus present in the Eucharist!”

A few quotes about Eucharistic Adoration:

 “I throw myself at the foot of the tabernacle like a dog at the foot of his Master.” St. John Vianney

“What Christ gives us is quite explicit if his own words are interpreted according to their Aramaic meaning. The expression ‘This is my Body’ means this is myself” Karl Rahner

“The Eucharist is the heart of the Church. Where Eucharistic life flourishes, there the life of the church will blossom.” Saint John Paul II

“Adoration is a means of allowing ourselves to become penetrated by the love of God” St Peter Julian Eymard

“Our Lord so loved us that he could not separate himself from us, even in his state of glory. The Eucharist is his incarnation continued, multiplied, perpetuated to the end of time… But how few there are for whom Jesus’ sacrament is the love of their life, their first love, their delight!” St Peter Julian Eymard

“God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.” St. Maximilian Kolbe

Last summer Pope Francis led 3 million young people in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Cococabana Beach in Rio De Janiero during a Vigil for World Youth Day. After a period of silent adoration Matt Maher led them in the song,  “Lord I need you.”

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