SOLEMNITY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST – YEAR B

1st Reading: Exodus 24:3-4.  Resp. Psalm: Psalm 116:12-13,15-18. R/. The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the name of the Lord. 2nd Reading: Hebrews 9:11-15.  Gospel Acclamation: I am the living bread which came down from heaven, says the Lord; if any one eats this bread be will live for ever. Gospel: Matthew 14:12-16.22-26.

NOTICE:  Persons that would like to contact Father Robert Bissell privately email cathedral.adct@gmail.com

ZIMBABWEAN CHOIR PRACTICE:   On Sunday, 25th May from 12h00 – 16h00 (and every Sunday until the 09th June) the Zimbabwean Choir will have a practice session in the Parish Hall. The Cathedral Community wishes all the best and a safe journey to the Zimbabwean Choir in the competition that will be on the weekend of the 15th of June in Gauteng.

SHONA MASS:  On Sunday, 02nd June at 12h00 at the Cathedral starting with   Adoration and Benediction.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION: On behalf of Cardinal Stephen Brishlin, we would like to invite all the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to Holy Hour which is taking place on the Sunday, 2nd June at 15:00 – The Solemnity of Corpus Christi at Corpus Christi Parish, Wittebome.

YOUTH DAY CELEBRATION:  On Monday, 17th June at Our Lady Help of Christians, Lansdowne.  Starting with Mass at 10h00, follow by activities and treats until 13h00.  Parishes must register via the link. https://forms.gle/fSN14jXi78uFJCCs9

THE SCHOENSTATT GIRLS WINTER CAMP: From the 25th – 28th of July, to the 24th – 27th of July at The Schoenstatt Conference Centre, Constantia.  Ages 13+, cost R500,  For Booking contact Sr. Ann Marie on 079 147 6968 or Micaela on 064 526 5433 or email. schoenstattgirls@gmail.com

RETROVAILLE (A Lifeline for Married Couples):  No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.  Next programme date from 13-15th September 2024.  For more information See Poster on Notice Board or to register:  www.HelpOurMarriage.org, 5019r@helpourmarriage.org or +27 71 299 7028. 

CLERGY ANNOUNCMENTS: Father Robert will be doing a Pilgrim to Lourdens, Fatima and Rome from the 30th September to 12th October 2024.  There are still two places available for anyone that is interested. 

To be said after Holy Communion:

O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament divine! All praise and all thanksgiving, be every moment thine. (X3)

Prayer for Corpus Christi

Most holy body and blood of Christ, grant us the sacred mysteries so that we may know the grace of Your Redemption.  Dear Lord Jesus, You made the ultimate sacrifice so that You could wash away the sins of the whole world.  You have left us the great gift of your body and blood through the Holy Eucharist.

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As we continue our faith journey, this Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.  Today’s Gospel presents Christ giving his life as the sacrifice of the New Covenant.  In a world often divided by differences, let us heed His words and strive for unity. Just as branches are connected to the vine, we are interconnected in our shared humanity. Through love, we find strength, compassion, and the power to overcome any obstacle. In our interactions this week, let’s reflect on how we can embody Christ’s love in our words and actions, fostering unity and harmony wherever we go.  May the love of Christ unite us all as we continue to grow in faith and service.

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