Vol: 44, No.35 CORPUS CHRISTI ( A) June 18 2017  
 
THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON
He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with hoey from the rock. (Ps 80:17)
PENITENTIAL RITE

In today’s gospel Jesus tells us “I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh.” Jesus becomes our food and drink and when we eat of his flesh and drink of his blood, we are guaranteed of our eternal life. Jesus offers a new life and relationship with him when we receive his body and blood as our true food and drink leading us to eternal life. Eternal life is to abide in Jesus and to have Jesus abide in us. Let us ask ourselves: Do I believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist? Do I receive him in Holy Communion believing in my heart that it is the Body and Blood of Jesus? (Pause)

I confess to almighty God/....
Glory to God in the highest...

COLLECT
O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament have left us a memorial of your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of your redemption. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns...
 
FIRST READING
(Moses tells the people that it was the Lord who led them in the wilderness for forty years in order to test them and know what was in their heart).
A reading from the Book of Deuteronomy (8:2-3, 14b-16a)
Moses said to the people, “You shall remember all the way which the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments, or not. And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know; that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but that man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.
“Do not forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water, who brought you water out of the flinty rock, who fed you in the wilderness with manna which your fathers did not know.”
The Word of the Lord
PSALM (147)
Response: O praise the Lord, Jerusalem!
O praise the Lord, Jerusalem! Zion, praise your God! He has strengthened
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