As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Holy Body and Blood of Christ, we are called to remember that the Catechism of the Catholic Church, states that, the Eucharist is “the source and summit” of the Christian life.  This an echo of the document Sacrosanctum Concilium promulgated in 1963. The Eucharist is the summit of our Christian life, a sacrament of unity.  It creates spiritual unity among us, believers and the Lord. As we partake in the bread and wine, which is transformed into the body and blood of Christ, we become united as ONE body with Christ. All that we have comes from God and we must be grateful for His provision by using all that has been given for the glory of our Lord.


The love of the Lord for his people is shown in the Eucharist where bread and wine truly become His Body and Blood. The bread and wine are not merely symbols. Jesus teaches that His flesh and blood are true food and true drink, and those who eat and drink will abide in Him and have eternal life.  It is our spiritual nourishment, the foundation of our Catholic faith and a reminder of Christ’s sacrifice for us.


The feast of Corpus Christi encourages us to pray, wonder at Christ’s continuing gift to us through his presence and his continuing love for us all and to be bread broken for others and wine poured out for others.


Written by: Jaqueline Ho