This Sunday marks a very special day in the Church calendar – The Feast of Corpus Christi. Added into the calendar in 1264 by Pope Urban, this celebration is making a strong comeback after falling into disuse after the Vatican II reformers completed their handiwork.
The celebration at Mass on this day culminates in a public procession of the Blessed Sacrament to outdoor altars, giving a real meaning about bringing Christ into the world for all to see. Mindful of the dignity of the Godhead, this procession is carried out with the highest regard to reverence and adoration, and being it takes place outside the church building and in full public display, it has to be the height of counter-culturism to non-Catholics viewing the scene.
The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” CCC 1324
What a way for us to show off what makes us unique as Catholics and places us so far beyond where other denominations are mired! May as many as possible find time this Sunday to take part in the public display of belief in this statement.