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Fr. Tom’s Reflections

June 18, 2017: Participating in the Mystery of Christ


On this solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, St. Paul reminds us that our celebration of the Eucharist is a participation in the body and blood of Christ; a participation in the mystery of Christ.

In reflecting on this Eucharistic mystery, the Catechism of the Catholic Church says: "Those who receive the Eucharist are united more closely to Christ. Through it, Christ unites them to all the faithful in one body—the Church. Communion renews, strengthens, and deepens this incorporation into the Church, already achieved by Baptism. In Baptism we have been called to form but one body. The Eucharist fulfills this call." [n. 1396]

How does the celebration of the Eucharist deepen your union with Christ? How does it deepen your communion with the other members of the Church?

 

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