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'The bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.' Sunday Reflections, Corpus Christi Year A

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The Institution of the Eucharist, Federico Fiori Barocci, 1609Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome [Web Gallery of Art] The Solemnity of Corpus Christi is on the Universal Calendar of the Church for the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, this year 19 June, and is a holy day of obligation. However, in the Philippines and in many other countries it has been transferred to the following Sunday.Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)
Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)  [This link is to the readings for the Vigil Mass and for the Mass on Sunday] GospelJohn 6:51-58  (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, Canada) 


Jesus said to the Jews: I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his fle…

'Do you also wish to go away?' Sunday Reflections, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

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Main Altar, Monastery of Miraflores, Burgos, Gil de Siloé (1496-99)

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Gospel John 6:60-69 (Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition)

Many of the disciples of Jesus, when they heard it, said, "This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?" But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it, said to them, "Do you take offense at this? Then what if you were to see the Son of man ascending where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But there are some of you that do not believe." For Jesus knew from the first who those were that did not believe, and who it was that would betray him. And he said, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him …