Scripture Reflections for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Year B, Lectionary 168

In the time of Moses the people were joined together with God through the covenant using the blood of young bulls. Jesus further elevates the covenant with us by offering his own body and blood. God is meant to enter us more deeply to unite us at our core to the divine and truly become one with God.

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Psalm 116:12-13, 15-18
Hebrews 9:11-15

“the infinitely valuable blood of Christ which is poured out in love in order to atone, not just for the sins of all of the people in one year, but for the sins of all humanity and for all of human history”

Catholic Productions | "Jesus the New High Priest" | Brant Pitre | June 1, 2021
Overall Readings

“if I have not come first to Christ my activity in the world might be very self-serving”

St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Philadelphia | "Come & Go" | Fr. Stephen Thorne | June 3, 2018

“Jesus Christ is our brother and our salvation. He is our nourishment and strength.”

Catholic Women Preach | Sr. Julia Walsh, FSPA | June 2, 2024

“Although words at their very best can only substitute a crabbed expression for a living reality, that doesn’t mean that our attempt to understand is pointless or that we are absolved from making the attempt to understand the presence of Christ among us in the Eucharist”

"This is my body" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant | May 26, 2024

“The five parts of Mass are: we arrive, we listen, we give thanks, we eat, and we go”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo | May 27, 2024

“In the Lord's Supper you and I, we're participants not spectators. Jesus Christ gave us his body and blood through the Eucharist because he wanted you and me to be participants in the passion.”

Holy Name of Jesus Church & Loyola Ministry | "BODY AND BLOOD (CORPUS CHRISTI)" | Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ | June 6, 2021

“Two simple syllables that could be the hardest word you ever, the most challenging word you will ever utter: amen”

Saint Katharine Drexel Parish - Boston, MA | Fr. Oscar Pratt | June 6, 2021

“That’s what the Eucharist is. It’s a promise of future glory.”

St. Teresa of Avila - DC | Monsignor Raymond East | June 6, 2021

“This is why for us the body of the crucified Christ is the lens through which we see the many broken bodies in our communities, in our societies, in our country, in our world”

U.S. Catholic magazine | William Orbih | May 24, 2024

“What Christ loves he does not love lightly, he loves heavily, deeply and profoundly”

UACatholic | Fr. John Paul Forté, OP | June 2, 2024

“When the big moments of love occur in our lives we have to show up in person and in the Eucharist God shows up in person week after week, he wants to be here for you personally”

Holy Name of Jesus Church & Loyola Ministry | "The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ" | Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ | June 2, 2024

“Be open to being the answer to prayer for someone else and then know that you are living that Eucharistic presence that God has made of us”

Saint Katharine Drexel Parish - Boston, MA | Fr. Oscar Pratt | June 2, 2024

“if we have been able to hear Jesus say 'take' at Mass, we also must be open to hearing Jesus say 'give' at the end of Mass”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo | June 2, 2021

“Today's celebration invites us to metabolize the violence in our hearts and in the world as we take into ourselves the life blood that heals all that divides us, the body and blood that makes us one”

Catholic Women Preach | Celeste D. Mueller | June 6, 2021

“God continues to name us as God's people in order that we might be God's people”

Catholic Women Preach | Jeannine Hill Fletcher | May 9, 2018