Corpus Christi Prayer of Consecration to the Most Holy Eucharist

Corpus Christi Prayer of Consecration to Our Eucharistic Lord

June 2, 2013

This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Riccardo Spoto at the wikipedia project. This applies worldwide.

This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Riccardo Spoto at the wikipedia project. This applies worldwide.

My Lord and my God,

United with the Immaculate Heart of Our Holy Mother, Mary,

I, (name), hereby dedicate and solemnly consecrate

All that I am and all that I have,

Without hesitation or reservation,

To Your Most Sacred Heart,

Truly present –

Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity –

In the most august sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Dearest Jesus,

The single greatest desire and all-consuming longing

Of my poor, wretched and sinful heart and soul,

Is to perpetually

Serve, Adore, Glorify, and offer unceasing Gratitude

To Your Most Sacred Heart,

Truly and substantially present, in an abiding fashion,

In the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

For, it is from this Divine Heart that all Grace and Mercy

Flows out, into the hearts and souls of men,

Through the all-powerful and never-failing intercession

of Mother Mary, true Mediatrix of all Grace and Mercy


Celebrating Corpus Christi in Western Mass

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

It is with great joy that I post the following advertisement for the 10th Annual Eucharistic/Rosary Procession, which shall take place on Sunday, June 10th, at 2:00pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, located at 99 King Street, Northampton, Massachusetts.  Fr. Sean O’Mannion, Parochial Vicar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, will officiate and process with the Most Holy Eucharist throughout the streets of downtown Northampton, while Joe Ott, host of the Catholic Rosary radio-show, “Cause of Our Joy,” which airs each Sunday morning from 7:00 am to 8:00 am on 730 AM, WACE, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.  A light luncheon shall conclude this marvelous public observance of the Solemnity of the Most Precious Body and Blood of Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist.  ALL ARE WELCOME!!!  Let us gather together in the presence of Our Lord, publicly bearing witness to our glorious faith in the real presence of Christ, the Eternal Word of God, truly and substantially present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.  Never before, in the 2,000-year history of the Church, has there been such a profound need for public adoration and worship of Our Lord’s Real Presence in the Blessed Sacrament.  Don’t miss this tremendous opportunity to bear witness to the centerpiece of our glorious Catholic faith – public adoration of the Most Sacred Heart of Christ Jesus, alive and beating with divine love for all humanity in general and each individual in particular – which truly is the “source and summit” of our lives as Christians.  Moreover, it will be through, with and in the Most Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, that we shall render unto Our Lord the most fitting adoration as we collectively recite the Most Holy Rosary of Our Lady throughout the procession, meditating on the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous Mysteries of the lives of Jesus and Mary. (more…)

Pope Benedict XVI: “Mary Suffers With Those Who Are in Affliction”

Our Lady’s Two Popes Embracing

On February 11, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI offered the following reflection on the profound interconnectedness of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, the Holy Eucharist and salvific suffering.  Continuing in the tradition of his predecessor, Blessed Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI underscores the totality of Mary’s “fiat,” or “yes,” to the divine will of the Father concerning her unique participation in the redemption of humanity with her Son, beginning at the annunciation and brought to completion at the foot of the cross.  It is precisely for this reason that Holy Mother Church ascribes to Mary the exalted title of “Co-Redemptrix,” standing, as it were, at the foot of each sick child’s cross.

Dear Brothers and Sisters!

1. On 11 February, the memorial of the Blessed Mary Virgin of Lourdes, the World Day of the Sick will be celebrated, a propitious occasion to reflect on the meaning of pain and the Christian duty to take responsibility for it in whatever situation it arises. This year this significant day is connected to two important events for the life of the Church, as one already understands from the theme chosen ‘The Eucharist, Lourdes and Pastoral Care for the Sick’: the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the apparitions of the Immaculate Mary at Lourdes, and the celebration of the International Eucharistic Congress at Quebec in Canada. In this way, a remarkable opportunity to consider the close connection that exists between the Mystery of the Eucharist, the role of Mary in the project of salvation, and the reality of human pain and suffering, is offered to us. (more…)

The Feast of the Body and Blood of Our Lord: Eucharistic Christ is the Passover Lamb of Sacrifice

Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

by Jayson M. Brunelle

In previous posts, I’ve explored the centrality of the Eucharist as the sacrament toward which every other sacrament tends.  I’ve talked about the Eucharist as both source and summit of all of the Church’s activity.  I’ve underscored Christ’s words regarding His real presence in the Eucharist explained so eloquently in the Gospel of John.  But I’ve yet to speak on the Eucharist as the Sacrament of self-giving love, manifested in the words of John the Baptist: “Look – there is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (Jn 1:29).  At the moment of consecration, the priest says, “Take this, all of you, and eat it.  This is my body, which shall be given up for you.”  And when consecrating the wine, he states, “Take this, all of you, and drink from it.  This is the cup of my blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant.  It will be shed for you and for all, so that sins may be forgiven.  Do this in memory of me.” (more…)

The Holy Eucharist: The Central Sacrament

by Jayson M. Brunelle

Christ’s institution of the sacrament of the Eucharist was and is the single greatest gift He left to His Church.  For, it is the fulfillment of His promise to truly be always among us, as he states in Matthew 28:20, “And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.”  While there are, indeed, multiple and varied presences of Christ, such as when two or three are gathered in His name, when the People of God gather to celebrate the Liturgy, when Sacred Scripture – the Word – is proclaimed, or when the priest acts in Persona Christi while administering and/or officiating at anyof the sacraments, etc., the abiding Eucharistic presence of Christ, with the fullness of His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity is truly singular in its reality, intensity, substance and fullness.  While the accidents of bread and wine remain, the substance is completely transformed into the Second Person of the Trinity.   This process whereby bread and wine are transformed into the true presence, flesh and blood of Christ is referred to as transubstantiation.  This occurs during the second half of the Sacred Liturgy, or the Liturgy of the Eucharist, specifically during the priest’s prayer of consecration and immediately following the Epiclesis.  Regarding the wholly unique presence of Christ contained within the pre-eminent sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, the Catechism of th Catholic Church has this to say:  “The mode of Christ’s presence under the Eucharistic species is unique. It raises the Eucharist above all the sacraments as “the perfection of the spiritual life and the end to which all sacraments tend.” In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist “the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained.” “This presence is called ‘real’ – by which is not intended to exclude the other types of presence as if they could not be ‘real’ too, but because it is presence in the fullest sense: that is to say, it is a substantial presence by which Christ, God and man, makes himself wholly and entirely present.” (more…)