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The Feast of Corpus Christi, Father’s Day, and Farewell
Today we have three important events to celebrate on this day, namely, the Feast of “Corpus Christi”, Father’s Day, and Farewell. First, Corpus Christi is the second Solemnity Feast in Ordinary Time. In English, it is called “the Body of Christ.” This jubilant festival is celebrated by Roman Catholics to proclaim the truth of the transubstantiation of bread and wine into the actual body and blood of Christ during Mass. which gives us detail in the Gospel of Luke 9:11-17. Jesus fed five thousand people with two fish and five loaves, he blessed them and give to His disciples. It is also connected to the institution of the Eucharist. This passage is meant to remind us of two feedings in the Old Testament: the feeding of the Israelites in the desert with Manna and Quail for forty years in Exodus 16 and Elisha’s feeding of 100 people with 20 loaves in 2 Kings 4:42-44 but in the Last Supper accounts in Matthew, Mark, and Luke and in Paul’s account in 1 Corinthians 11:23-24, Jesus feeds us spiritually with His Own Body and Blood.
Mother Theresa, said. “The bread Jesus gives us is his real body, which he will continue to give us as often as the community breaks bread in remembrance of him in the Eucharist. We must always remember that every Holy Mass is a commemoration of Jesus’ Last Supper and a proclamation and participation on this mystery. The Feast of Corpus Christi helps us to focus once again on what we are called to do at Mass and all Christians have the same purpose whether we celebrate the Feast with procession or without procession. We must keep the respect and spiritual value of the Eucharist. Happy Feast!
Secondly, the fifth commandment of the ten commandment is called honor your father and your mother (Exodus 20:12), and it also says, Honor God with your wealth& (Proverbs 3:9.) In general, the title Father signifies God’s role as the life-giver, the authority, and charity that goes beyond human understanding. Today in the civil society, it is a great day to honor fatherhood and paternal bond. This day is to observe annually to recognize the contribution of fathers and their importance in the lives of their children. Happy Father’s Day!
Farewell: – In the book of Ecclesiastes 3:1-9, it is written, there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing. I am grateful of you all individually as well as collectively for the good memories that we shared together! Thank you and Goodbye!
Fr. Dominic Ishaq JCD.