(From the bulletin of St. Barbara Parish, Santa Barbara, California)
Dear Parish Family,
Peace and all good! This weekend we celebrate Corpus Christi—the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. We take the time now — on the cusp of summer and vacations—to reflect upon the extraordinary mystery of God’s Love expressed in the Eucharist we share. Not coincidentally, our meditation hearkens to the celebration of the First Eucharist at the Last Supper on Holy Thursday. Our Holy Week liturgies are so intense and imbued with meaning and emotion, however, that we really need to take a moment to unpack the significance of the Eucharistic event separately.
Note: St. Barbara Parish (Old Mission), Santa Barbara, California, where I am currently serving as Pastor. It has been quite a while since I’ve written a blog entry. Someone asked me the other day—“Why don’t you start again?” and I thought: “Well, why not?” So here I am and here it is. PS: "Monstrance" image from book cover Poems by Sarah Klassen –ct