Sunday, June 11, 2023
The readings for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ for Year A focus on the Eucharist. We are reminded that God cared for the Israelites by providing manna. By receiving Holy Communion, we are spiritually fed and united in each other. And in the Gospel of John, Jesus makes it clear that the Eucharist is truly His body and blood, and gives us life.
Daily Mass Readings for Corpus Christi – Year A
- First reading – Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14B-16A: “not by bread alone does one live, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of the LORD”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20: “Praise the Lord, Jerusalem”
- Second reading – 1 Corinthians 10:16-17: “Because the loaf of bread is one, we, though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.”
- Gospel – John 6:51-58: “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life.”
So the Blessed Sacrament is the focus for this feast day. We can focus on how it brings us together and gives us strength Here are some ideas for this weekend: