Sunday, June 19, 2022
The readings for The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ for Year C focus on Jesus Christ, our high priest, who sustains us with is very being. In the first reading (Genesis 14:18-20) we hear about the priest Melchizedek. The psalm (Psalm 110:1, 2, 3, 4) sings “You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.”. In the second reading (1 Corinthians 11:23-26) Paul reminds us of the words of institution of the Eucharist from the Last Supper. In the gospel (Luke 9:11B-17) Jesus feeds the five thousand after breaking the bread and blessing it.
This is a time to talk about the Eucharist and also the priesthood. Here are some ideas: