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Gospel Meditation

The Body and Blood of Christ

06-18-2017

At the heart of today’s solemnity is a Eucharistic procession, held in many parishes, that calls to mind the procession of Holy Thursday, yet has a purpose different from the somber adoration in the night watch. In the late Middle Ages, a procession through the city with the Blessed Sacrament was an occasion of heartfelt joy and great emotion. In a time when people seldom approached the altar to receive Holy Communion, the procession through the streets, past homes, and workplaces was a vibrant reminder that Christ was with them as a dear companion and guide.

Every year on this day, a joyful procession winds through the streets of Rome from the Lateran
cathedral. A few years ago, Pope John Paul II, deeply moved at the sight of the throng accompanying the sacred host, said that we ought to feel profoundly united with the faithful everywhere in the world at such a moment. “Before our mind’s eye all the Churches of the world, from East to West, from North to South, are present.” Originally this feast was on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but after the calendar reform of 1970, its title was expanded from “Corpus Christi” to “The Body and Blood of Christ” and in the United States, it was moved to the Sunday after Trinity Sunday. Even though Easter season ended two weeks ago, this beautiful feast is aglow with Easter light.

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Events & Announcements

Summer Mass Time Change

Mass times have changed for the summer.

Saturday Masses will be 4:00pm only and Sunday Masses will be 6:30am, 8:15am, 10:00am and 6:00pm.

First Saturday Masses Cancelled

For the months of Jun, Jul, Aug, and Sep, there will be NO 8:00am First Saturday Mass.

Don't Vacation from Mass

Before you take that trip this summer, remember to check for mass times at the local Catholic church. Simply go to www.masstimes.org and search the city and state you plan to be in on that Sunday and you can get the times and a map to the church. Be safe and have fun.

Pray for the Unborn

Join us to pray for our most vulnerable at Planned Parenthood every Saturday at 9:15am 1250 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ. For more info call Ray at 480-820-2553 or Dick at 480-253-7118.

Adoration Chapel

Located across from the office. Open Mon - Fri (when the office is open)8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm. Divine Mercy Chaplet is Tue and Fri at 3:00pm.

Adult Bible Study

There will be NO Adult Bible Study for the month of June. Bible Study is scheduled to resume on July 6.

Grief Support Meetings

The Thursday Grief Support will not be meeting during the month of July. They will resume in August.

Back to School Backpack Collection

We will be collecting Back to School supplies for our Help for the Needy office.

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2017/2018 Registration for Religious Education
Jun 1

Open registration will begin Jun 1 for families of students that are registered in the Parish prior to April 30.

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Gift Shop Summer Closure
Jun 1

The Gift Shop will be closing for the summer starting Jun 1 and will reopen Sep 9/10.