June 7, 2017

2017 Corpus Christi Novena Begins on June 9th

Corpus Christi

The Solemnity of Corpus Christi, or the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ celebrates the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Last Supper. Christ’s Body and Blood in the Most Blessed Sacrament is our true food as Christians. He gives us strength to live in union with God and do His holy will.

Corpus Christi Novena Prayer

Most Holy and Almighty God, we thank you and praise you for giving us the most precious body and blood of Your only son, Jesus Christ. Through the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion we are able to nourish our bodies and souls. We thank you for having made Yourself our food and for uniting us with You in this beautiful Sacrament.

In receiving the body and blood of Jesus, we live in You and through You. We praise you for offering Yourself as a continual sacrifice to Your Eternal Father for our salvation. Although we are not worthy to receive You, You sacrifice Yourself for us daily. And so, we request your most Holy intercession:

(State your intentions here)

If it is Your holy Will, please grant our requests.

O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament have left us a memorial of your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of your redemption. Who live and reign with God the Father and with the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen.

Go here for additional information about the Corpus Christi Novena.

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