June 3, 2021
Soul of Christ, Sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within your wounds, hide me.
Separated from You let me never be.
From the evil one protect me.
At the hour of my death, call me; and close to You bid me.
That with your saints and angels, I may be praising You forever and ever. Amen.
(St. Ignatius of Loyola)
On this beautiful solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, we pause to give thanks for being a community of Word and Sacrament. We follow Jesus Christ in Sacred Scripture and the Sacraments through which His Presence comforts us and challenges us to bring Christ to a world so in need.
I received my First Holy Communion in 1967, and in the multitude of times I have shared in Holy Communion and the multitude of times I have been privileged to preside at Mass, I could cry at how much I love Jesus and how much He reminds me through Word and Sacrament how much He loves me.
Let this holy day remind you of how much you are loved! Let it challenge you to bring that Love to every situation in life!
Sincerely, with love,