Feast of Corpus Christi

Next weekend, Saturday June 2 and Sunday June 3, we celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). During this weekend, we are called to renew our faith in the real presence of Christ. We are not going to do a procession through the streets of Corvallis but we will have adoration and a procession of the Eucharist at some of the weekend masses. Read below for a schedule of all Corpus Christi Masses at St. Mary’s as well as some changes being implemented at St. Mary’s beginning on/after Corpus Christi Sunday.

Corpus Christi Masses:

  • Saturday, June 2
    • 5pm (no incense)
  • Sunday June 3
    • 7am (no incense)
    • 9am (no incense)* – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament before final Blessing
    • 11am (incense)* – Procession with the Blessed Sacrament inside the Church
    • 1pm (incense)* – Procession with the Blessed Sacrament inside the Church
      7pm (incense) – Procession with the Blessed Sacrament inside the Church*At the 9 am, 11 am, and 1 pm Masses, we will have the three-year commissioning of the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who have applied and have been trained.

New: Kneeling After the Lamb of God

During this Sunday Mass in all the parishes of the Archdiocese of Portland will begin kneeling right after the Lamb of God prayer. Here is a brief excerpt of the letter of Archbishop Sample:

Beginning on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ this year (June 3, 2018), Archbishop Sample has determined that during the celebration of Holy Mass, after the Lamb of God, the faithful will kneel.

This change will unite us with the Universal Church, the majority of the Dioceses in the United States and the other diocese (Baker) in the State of Oregon. More importantly, it will aid in the reverent participation of the Holy Mass and increase our devotion to the Holy Eucharist.

After the Lamb of God, the faithful should remain kneeling until they move from their place to receive Holy Communion. The tradition of remaining kneeling after the reception of Holy Communion until the priest has returned to his seat is to be commended. Those who cannot kneel due to infirmity or other impediment should be seated so as to not impede the view of those who kneel.

Archbishop Sample will be celebrating the Mass of Corpus Christ on June 3 at 2 pm in the Portland Cathedral followed by a Corpus Christi procession at 3pm. You’re welcome to join Catholics of all the Archdiocese for this event.

Click here to read Archbishop Sample’s full letter on the change in posture following the Lamb of God (under “Breaking News” tab on the Archdiocese home page) and see the video below for a quick refresher on how to properly receive Holy Communion:

New: Monday Morning Prayer

Finally, on Mondays, instead of having a Communion Service, we will pray begin praying Morning Prayer following the pattern of the Liturgy of the Hours. Below is a schedule of all Weekday Masses in the Vicariate: