NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD
The most timely Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ is Holy Thursday; the night of Christ’s last supper with his disciples on the eve of his death. However, because this great meal in which Christ promised his Body and Blood given in remembrance of him is so easily overshadowed by the great Easter event three days later, the Church takes the second Sunday after Pentecost to once again celebrate the greatest gift and strength of our Faith: Our belief that Christ is fully present in the Holy Eucharist.
The Eucharist is many things. It is the continuation of the sacrifice of the cross throughout time until Christ comes in glory at the end of the ages. Christ, who first gave himself and his life on the cross, entrusts himself and his life to the Church. This sacrament is a sign of his love. It is a sign of unity between God and God’s people and one another. It is a bond of charity calling the receiving believers to give as freely and fully as Christ gave. It is the ever continuing Paschal (Easter) banquet in which believers consume Christ and the Easter life he gives. The Eucharist is God’s presence with us now and the pledge of our future glory to come in the Lord’s eternal presence.