Church Begins at Home: Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
The Words of Pope Francis
As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, we renew our commitment to the human family -- a communion of peace and justice. In 2017, Pope Francis gave a TED talk on solidarity in the human family. This message is timely as we confront institutional racism, police brutality, all forms of violence against women, hostility toward migrants and refugees, discrimination against LGBTQ+ people, religious bigotry, and any other form of exclusion. On this feast day of our beloved parish, let us ask the Lord to inspire us to forge a Communion of Humanity. We may not be able to safely gather in person, but Christ lives in each of us (Galatians 2:20). May the Light of the World inspire us to keep pressing forward in hope.
- Father Desmond Drummer
Why the only future worth building includes everyone
Instrumental Meditation by Aleron Morton
Playlist for Corpus Christi Sunday
Scroll all the way down to see a playlist for Corpus Christi Sunday
Opening the Scriptures at Home
The global Catholic Church is reflecting on the same readings from the Bible for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. We remain spiritually connected to one another as we open our hearts to the Word of God.
1. Encounter the Word of God
(Note: Sometimes the USCCB website cannot accommodate the high volume of traffic. If you cannot access the readings, visit the website at another time).
2. Reflect on the Word of God
Silently reflect, write down, or share your insights about the readings.
You may also desire to watch a video reflection on the Biblical readings from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Spend some time in silence and bring to your mind some of the prayer intentions you have.
Introduce The Lord's Prayer in these or similar words: Gathering our prayers into one, we now pray in the words that Jesus gave us...
Focused Learning Opportunities & Activities for Young People
These activities provide encounters and experiences for children and emerging adults.
- Watch "Moses in the Wilderness"
- Watch "Kids Church Online: Bread of Life" (little kids)
- Enjoy the coloring sheet.
- Watch "I Am the Bread of Life - John 6"
- Watch "Kids Church online: Bread of Life" (big kids)
- Enjoy the coloring sheet.
- Watch the dramatization "I am the Bread of Life - Jesus Christ"
- Listen to "You Are the Living Word" by Fred Hammond & Radical For Christ
- Remember to join the Emerging Adults Virtual Meeting at 7pm
Fr. Drummer's Playlist for Corpus Christi Sunday
Lean On Me (Kirk Franklin)
Taste and See - James Moore (ValLimar Jansen & Roberts' Revival)
Niki Nana - We Are One (Yanni)
Oh It Is Jesus (Soweto Gospel Choir)
You Are the Living Word (Fred Hammond & Radical For Christ)
Vision (Richard Smallwood & Vision)
We Are One Body (Dana)
The Blood Will Never Lose It's Power (Andraé Crouch)