My homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), Year C. This was preached during my sabbatical leave at a location outside my usual preaching locations. This particular occasion was a 5pm Sunday evening Mass.
The readings proclaimed were Genesis 14:18-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Luke 9:11-17. Today’s psalm is Psalm 109: “You are a priest for ever, in the line of Melchizedek.”
“Faithful to the Lord’s command, the Church has gathered to celebrate Eucharist in memory of him. Each time Eucharist is celebrated we receive God’s very self, and are transformed more and more into that which we receive, the Body of Christ, and nourished for the mission of proclaiming the Lord’s Death and Resurrection.”