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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
October 20, 2017
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Ordinary Time

For a large part of the liturgical year, we devote ourselves to listening to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects unfolded as we seek God's truth and understanding.

Sunday Readings and Backgrounds

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Reading I : Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a

One does not live by bread alone, but by the Word of God.

  • Moses reminded the Israelites that God has taken care of them in the desert, and they should trust him.
  • Moses reminded them that everything they have comes from God.
  • Manna sustained them as food in the desert and the Word of God sustained their spirit.

Reading II : 1 Corinthians 10:16-17

We are the Body of Christ when we participate in the Eucharist.

  • The life of Jesus sustains our life.
  • Sharing his life bonds us together as one.
  • We are the Body of Christ when we share the Eucharist.

Gospel : John 6:51-58

The Word of God made flesh, Jesus, declared he was the Bread of Life.

  • Jesus is the Word of God made flesh.
  • Jesus is the Bread of Life.
  • His flesh given for the world was a pledge of our resurrection.