FEAST OF BODY & BLOOD OF CHRIST
Celebrating the mystery of the nourishing and enduring presence of the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist.
SEQUENCE: Recite together after the 2nd Reading at Mass
Sing forth, O Zion, sweetly sing /
The praises of thy Shepherd-King, /
In hymns and canticles divine;
Dare all thou canst, thou hast no song
Worthy his praises to prolong,
So far surpassing powers like thine.
Today no theme of common praise
Forms the sweet burden of thy lays –
The living, life-dispensing food –
That food which at the sacred board
Unto the brethren twelve our Lord
His parting legacy bestowed.
Then be the anthem clear and strong
Thy fullest note, thy sweetest song,
The very music of the breast:
For now shines forth the day sublime
That brings remembrance of the time
When Jesus first his table blessed.
Within our new King’s banquet-hall
They meet to keep the festival
That closed the ancient paschal rite:
The old is by the new replaced;
The substance hath the shadow chased;
And rising day dispels the night.
Christ willed what he himself had done
Should be renewed while time should run,
In memory of his parting hour:
Thus, tutored in his school divine,
We consecrate the bread and wine;
And lo – a Host of saving power.
This faith to Christian men is given –
Bread is made flesh by words from heaven:
Into his blood the wine is turned:
What though it baffles nature’s powers
Of sense and sight? This faith of ours
Proves more than nature e’er discerned.
Concealed beneath the two-fold sign,
Meet symbols of the gifts divine,
There lie the mysteries adored:
The living body is our food;
Our drink the ever-precious blood;
In each, one undivided Lord.
Not he that eateth it divides
The sacred food, which whole abides
Unbroken still, nor knows decay;
Be one, or be a thousand fed,
They eat alike that living bread
Which still received, ne’er wastes away.
The good the guilty share therein,
With sure increase of grace or sin,
The ghostly life, or ghostly death:
Death to the guilty; to the good
Immortal life. See how one food
Man’s joy or woe accomplisheth.
We break the Sacrament; but hold
And firm thy faith shall keep its hold;
Deem not the whole doth more enfold
Than in the fractured part resides:
Deem not that Christ doth broken lie;
The hidden deep reality
In all its fullness still abides.
Behold the bread of angels, sent
For pilgrims in their banishment,
The bread for God’s true children meant,
That may not unto dogs be given;
Oft in the olden types foreshowed;
In Isaac on the altar bowed,
And in the ancient paschal food,
And in the manna sent from heaven.
Come then, good shepherd, bread divine,
Still show to us thy mercy sign;
Oh, feed us still, still keep us thine;
So may we see thy glories shine
In fields of immortality;
O thou, the wisest, mightiest, best,
Our present food, our future rest,
Come, make us each thy chosen guest,
Co-heirs of thine, and comrades blest
With saints whose dwelling is with thee.
* * *
Parish Contact Details
* * *
Remember in Prayer
Natalie Lawrence, Shirley Ash, Tommy Upton, Kevin Seymour, May Houlihan, Joan Sandral, Kevin Lovell, Imelda Gauci, Pauline Kerr, and all on our In Memoriam Board for this month.
Rosaries in your neighborhood
* Nora Kingston, 24 Alfred St ph. 6033 2026. Wednesdays at 4.30pm
* Chris & Janet McLean, 5A Lindsay St: ph. 04 299 823 66 Wednesdays at 5.30pm
* Karinya Aged Care Chapel, Sundays 11am
* St Mary’s Church, Saturdays 8.45am
FORTHCOMING MEETINGS / EVENTS
TODAY: Parish monthly Adoration begins
10.00am-5pm – In our Lady’s Chapel. Sign on clipboard, or come any time. On this special feast of the Gift of the Eucharist, spend a little time with Jesus adoring and thanking him in adoration. Blessings flow to you and the family. Fill in the ADORATION FORM in your Bulletin.
Wrap w Love: Mon 15th June 9.30am in Hall Bishop’s dinner– on Friday19th June 6.00pm for 6.30pm at St Mary’s School Hall. Volunteer for Dishes – Clipboard on back table. Still more needed, please.
18th June (Thu) Catholic Women’s League
1.45pm in Presbytery Meeting Room
26 June 7pm Wagga Cathedral, Mass for Christ the Priest 75th Anniv. All Welcome.
* * *
MASS INTENTIONS June 6th – 14th
6.30 (John Regan, Marj Strachan, Carm Alderman)
Sunday 7th Body & Blood of Christ
9.00am Mass (for all parishioners)
10.45am Coreen Mass
9.00am Mass (Spec. Int. Thanksgiving)
9.00am M. (Ken Hughes, Martin Nagle)
9.00am Mass (D Scarlett, J & N Spencer, John Skehan)
Thurs 11th St Barnabas, Apostle
11.40 Nov. & Mass (Spec Int. Borhi Presti fm)
Friday 12th Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
9.00am Mass (Catherine Chisnall, Frances Tillett)
8.45am Ros & M (Doris McDonalid, Tess Flower)
6.30pm Vigil M. (Shirley Ash, Maria Coul)
9.00am Mass (All parishioners)
* * *
Roster for 13th – 14th June
6.30pm – N Kingston M Carroll
9.00am – M Clohessy C Tilders
6.30pm – J & M Schnelle
9.00am – A Campbell
6.30pm – A Pilgrim M Skehan
9.00am – B Christy R Taylor
Altar: – M Campbell
6.30pm – L Hanrahan
9.00am – C Sandral
6.30pm – E Tidd D Marshall
9.00am – L McKenzie C Batang
Collection: T Moroney
Counters: M Kelly
* * *
|This week on the Journey (Ep95)|
A big welcome to all of our new listeners this week tuning in for the first time from four new regions around Australia and to our growing number of online subscribers.
This week we focus on the feast of the Trinity in our Gospel reflection from Fr Michael Fallon MSC. Sr Hilda Scott OSB talks to us about Thomas Merton and seeing those people God puts in our paths as shining like the sun, and Bruce Downes, the Catholic Guy gives us a wake up call.
Follow the links below to access any or all of the highlights or listen to the whole show. Don’t forget to share this email with someone you think needs an injection of faith, hope, love and life into their Friday. They can subscribe by clicking here.
The Journey is a weekly program developed by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong and is the only Catholic radio program in Australia aired on general Christian radio.