The Solemnity Of The Most Holy Body and Blood Of Christ

Corpus et Sanguinis Christi -The Body and Blood of Christ – celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday or on the following Sunday is a time to prolong our worship of Christ in the Eucharistic Sacrifice. For us it is when the Paschal Mystery is celebrated – the Passion, Death and Resurrection at every Mass. Adoring Christ present is when we recall that this comes from the Sacrifice and leads to Sacramental Communion. Our prayer before the Tabernacle where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved, our genuflection or bow, together when there is exposition or a Procession, our reverence, all demonstrate our faith in the Presence of Christ glorified.

In our ever deepening of our understanding of the great gift we are reminded of the dynamic of the Eucharist “that it may become..”, that we may become one body one spirit in Christ “. There is so much to discover and be enriched by as we participate in the action.

Mass Schedule

  • Sunday Mass 10am – The Body and Blood of Christ
  • Tuesday Mass 9.30am – St Alban (Protomartyr of England)
  • Wednesday Mass 9.30am – St John Fisher and St Thomas More
  • Friday Mass 9.30am – The Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Sunday Mass 10am – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time

Growing Up Catholic

Years 3 and 4 are meeting next Sunday

St Bernadette’s Catholic School – Summer Festival

This will take place from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

Class performance, BBQ, cakes, tombola, Ice creams ,toys, Bar & lots more. Everyone welcome. Entrance from Cornwall Gardens.

Day For Life – Sunday 19th June

This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated on Sunday 19 June, the focus this year is on on valuing the elderly with the theme ‘Caring for the Older Person’. The annual Day for Life is dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. The Church teaches that life is to be nurtured from conception to natural death. In his Catechesis on Old Age, Pope Francis writes:

“The alliance between generations, which restores all ages of life to the human, is our lost gift and we have to get it back. It must be found, in this throwaway culture and in the culture of productivity… The arrogance of the time on the clock must be converted into the beauty of the rhythms of life.”

Pope Francis

More can be found here.

Hymns for Corpus et Sanguinis Christi

O salutaris Hostia

Tantum ergo

Pange lingua

Lauda Jerusalem

Panis Angelicus

Ave verum corpus natum

Adoro te devote

Lourdes and The Blessed Sacrament

Join The Blessed Sacrament each day from Lourdes at 4pm. Please click here.

O Sacrum Convivium

O Sacred banquet in which Christ is received.

The memory of the passion is recalled

And we have the pledge of eternal life.