This beautiful Solemnity gives the whole Church on earth the opportunity to praise God for the blessing of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. One of the most fundamental beliefs of the Church is that in Holy Communion we receive the true Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Saviour, Jesus. Not a sign, a promise, a symbol or a token, but the REAL PRESENCE of Him Who, with the Father and the Holy Spirit is God.
In previous years on this day we would have been processing with candles, banners, incense and a canopy. This year we can give ourselves fully to the Lord in our hearts as we celebrate His Presence in the Mass and in the Tabernacle. The Church exists to bring Jesus Christ into our hearts and daily lives. In our tabernacle we honour Him, Who is the centre of our lives. Before the Lord, in the flesh, or online, we can be confident in His Presence. The Lord is with us, and loving us, even if we feel despair, or think that we are failures. Trust in Him. Yes, He comes to us when we are good and feeling holy, but even more He is close to us when we fail, when we come close to despair and when we feel hopeless and lost.
So, today, on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of the Lord, let us thank God for His closeness to us, in the Sacraments, in his Word, in our prayers and celebrate our wonderful Catholic faith which has always and will always, proclaim the truth of the Presence of Jesus in our midst.
O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, all praise and all thanksgiving, be every moment Thine.
Mass at St. Teilo’s
Mass today will be at 10.00am and 6pm. While 10am Mass is almost full there are plenty of places at 6pm Mass if you wish to come along, please turn up and a steward will show you to your place. You are also welcome to join us online.
Weekday Mass at St. Teilo’s takes place at 10am on Monday to Saturday Mornings. You can attend with no need to pre-book.
Each weekend St. Teilo’s has three Sunday Masses open for attendance; the Vigil Mass at 6pm on Saturday, the 10am Mass on Sunday morning and a 6pm Mass on Sunday evening. Bookings for all three Sunday Masses should be made via the parish’s online booking service. Click on the red ‘Select a date’ button and select the date and time of the Mass you wish to attend.
This week’s newsletter can be found here.