Among the many glorious feast days of our Catholic faith, Corpus Christi is arguably one of the richest! This is so because of what we’re celebrating — namely, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. The Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1324). It is also so because of the circumstances that led to the proclamation of the feast, which involved a nun, a priest, a bishop and a Eucharistic miracle. Teaching Catholic Kids tells the story.
Catholics will celebrate three important feast days in late spring: Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit; Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ; and Trinity Sunday, three persons in one God. Teaching Catholic Kids has creative ways your family can celebrate, including activities, crafts and more.
There are two celebrations during the Liturgical Year when the Church pauses in particular to focus on the Eucharist: Holy Thursday and the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. The readings at both of these liturgies focus on service. This is no accident—there is an absolute connection between what we receive and what we live.