05 June 2010

Solemnity of Corpus Christi

This beautiful solemnity is transferred to the Sunday in our archdiocese, and we process the Blessed Sacrament to the outdoor shrine which marks the place where the Holy Mass was offered for the first time on our parish property.  The Solemn Benediction is given, after which we return to the High Altar, where Benediction is given again, the second time in Latin.

God our Father, whose Son our Lord Jesus Christ in a wonderful Sacrament hath left unto us a memorial of his passion: grant us so to venerate the sacred mysteries of his Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within ourselves the fruit of his redemption; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit ever one God, for ever and ever. Amen.