CORPUS CHRISTI REFLECTION

Dear Parishioners,

This Sunday is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Sacred Body and Blood of Christ.  We will have our Mass this weekend professionally recorded in the church and emailed to you Saturday afternoon.  If you are home watching, please make a copy of this prayer so that you can say it along with me.  It is a powerful prayer to help properly prepare us for our celebration of the Eucharist. 

PRAYER BEFORE MASS

Almighty and every-living God, I approach the sacrament of Your only begotten Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. I come sick to the doctor of life, unclean to the fountain of mercy, blind to the radiance of eternal light, and poor and needy to the Lord of heaven and earth.

Lord, in your great generosity, heal my sickness, wash away my defilement, enlighten my blindness, enrich my poverty, and clothe my nakedness.  May I receive the bread of angels, the King of kings and Lord of lords,  with humble reverence, with the purity and faith, the repentance and love, and the  determined purpose that will help to bring me to salvation. May I receive the sacrament of the Lord’s Body and Blood, and its reality and power. 

Kind God, may I receive the Body of Your only begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, born from the womb of the Virgin Mary, and so be received into His mystical body and numbered among His members.

Loving Father, as on my earthly pilgrimage I now receive Your beloved Son under the veil of a sacrament, may I one day see Him face to face in glory,

who lives and reigns with You for ever.  Amen.

~ St. Thomas Aquinas

Many people are still reluctant to return to public Masses.  Therefore, we will be recording Mass and sending it out to you via our email on Saturdays by 4:00 pm.  Keep this prayer for those occasions too!

Gratefully,

Fr. Joe Barr