Corpus Christi

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“Miraculously we play a part in the self-offering by the One who made us,” says Fr Peter Gallagher SJ. Read his reflection for the feast of Corpus Christi.   Give them something to eat yourselves (Luke 9.1). Before the miracle of the loaves and fishes and the feeding of the five thousand, Jesus gives this order. Give them something to eat yourselves. Disciples are always re-discovering that without the Lord we are nothing. We cannot give people what will nourish them unless Jesus...
On Sunday 3rd of June we celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – also known as the feast of Corpus Christi.Processions around and across the neighbourhood are a custom of many parishes, and Farm Street Church held a joint procession through the streets of Mayfair.“This tradition of the Church is an opportunity to witness to our faith, worshipping Our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament” says Fr Anthony Nye SJ, member of the Parish team.Curious looks by passer-by...
A man holds a loaf of bread
I think I know how John the Baptist must have felt when everywhere he went people kept asking him “Are you Elijah – come back from the dead?”. Everywhere I went in Guyana, people always used to ask me: “Are you related to Bryan O’Reilly?”To which I had to respond: “only as brothers in the Lord”. It seemed to disappoint them hugely. One couple came to see me from three hundred miles away in Brazil because they had heard that Fr O’Reilly was back in the Amazon and were so disappointed that my...
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‘SPIRITUALITY’ is a word that the famous and very popular Jewish Rabbi, writer, and broadcaster Lionel Blue said he felt uneasy and uncomfortable to use, “because,” he wrote “I am not a see-through spirit.” It is easy to see what he meant. Spirituality can seem to exclude all the normal human pleasures and practicalities of human life, and can be an unfortunately woolly word sometimes cloaking some pretty woolly religious thinking. Yet we need the word to cover the spiritual needs of human life...
Boscombe on the south coast is home to the vibrant Jesuit parish of Corpus Christi with a growing community of Ignatian evangelisers. Known as Hearts on Fire, this initiative aims to bring Ignatian spirituality into our community and beyond - our motto being "Meeting God in Our Daily Lives".  Our team includes both laity and Jesuits, all from different backgrounds and life experiences.  So each of us holds a little piece of a bigger picture, as we learn to discern how...
Picture of eucharistic gifts
In the bread and wine we have ‘both sign and realisation of a new creation, binding it together and transforming it from within.’ For the feast of Corpus Christi, Fr Harry Elias reflects on the communion with Christ into which we and all of creation are welcomed through the Eucharist.  This is what Paul says about the Last Supper, which he calls the Lord’s Supper:The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break,...
Cheese and wine gathering after mass
      Finding God in daily lifeI can hardly believe it’s all over after all the careful planning that went into this mission week. However, although ‘Hearts On Fire’ mission week might have come and gone so fast, it will not be easily forgotten, as most of our parishioners have shared with us. We have been truly blessed with all of our visiting J’s, men and ladies, ordained and not, who all helped make this week the success it has been....