Sunday, June 6, 2021
The readings for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ for Year B give background for the notion of sacrifice and explain why we call Jesus the Lamb of God. The first reading (Exodus 24:3-8) describes how the Israelites sacrificed animals to seal their covenant with God. The psalm (Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18) asks “How shall I make a return to the LORD
for all the good he has done for me?” The second reading (Hebrews 9:11-15) explains Christ is our high priest, but he also demonstrates sacrificial love. And in the gospel (Mark 14:12-16, 22-26) Jesus institutes the sacrament of the Eucharist during the Passover meal.
So the Blessed Sacrament is the main theme for this feast day along with the notion of self-giving. Here are some suggested activities for this date: