May 29, 2016 Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Thank you Fr. Luis for the inspiring homily on the Eucharist today as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Father stressed the importance of looking more deeply into scripture and liturgy to understand the magnificent mystery of the eucharits which is the core of our faith. Drawing from the first reading (Genesis 14:18-20) Fr. Luis explained to us that the name Melchizedek means “King of Justice.” Fr. Luis explained to us the correlation between the priesthood and our annointing at baptism, where we are all called to be priests.. Fr. Luis explained that the bread and wine are produced through human effort from the gifts of wheat and grapes which are given to us by God. As God gave his son, he combines the human and divine natures, and this miracle is repeated in the mass when the priest adds water to the wine. “It’s not just to dilute the wine” explained Fr. Luis; it is to combine the human and the divine in the Eucharist. As we celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Fr. Luis reminds us to appreciate, to study and to understand more deeply the mass and eucharist.

Thank you to our choir for the beautiful music this morning at 9:00 AM mass.

“So Beautiful” is  composed by Jacob Israel Villalobos, Matthew Leon and Michael Paul Leon.  These younger guys from the Los Angeles area formed a band called the Jacob and Matthew Band, and now call themselves WAL (see Welcome ).

Panis Angelicus was written by St. Thomas Aquinas for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. It is part of the longer hymn “Sacris Solemnis.” Other hymns for Corpus Christi by Saint Thomas where sections have been separately set to music are “Verbum supernum prodiens” (the last two strophes begin with “O salutaris Hostia“) and “Pange lingua gloriosi” (the last two strophes begin with “Tantum ergo“). (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panis_Angelicus)

 

Next week is the annual Rummage Sale. Volunteers and donations are needed. Set up is from June 1 thru June 3 at St. Hubert’s Hall between 10:00and 3:00 Tues thru Friday. Sale is Sat & Sun at St. Hubert’s Hall.

It’s wonderful to see our summer parishioners back! It’s so wonderful to have a full house on Sundays!

Upcoming Events:

July 28th Monte Rio Variety Show

Parish Picnic at Northwood July 17

Wishing everyone a wonderful summer!

 

 

 

 

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