Today – and on Saturdays and Sundays throughout May and June – more than 3,000 children in Essex and East London would have been receiving Holy Communion for the first time. In celebrations that children remember for the rest of their lives, the amazing joy and grace of the Eucharist would nurture and sustain them.
There will come a time when we can gather and celebrate, and these celebrations will be very precious. At the moment, when we are all receiving “Spiritual Communion,” we wanted to mark this year’s Feast of Corpus Christi (which means “The Body of Christ”) by honouring the Holy Communion children and their families. There will be a special message from Bishop Alan at the start of Mass.
The easiest way to join the Mass is by YouTube – the direct link to the Mass is here: Corpus Christi Mass on YouTube
We are also on Instagram – you’ll need the App, and again we are BrentwoodCYS.
The Mass will be a children’s Mass, with simplified readings, and music that children’s choirs from around the Diocese have sent to us (recorded before lockdown!). There is a Mass booklet here, with the hymns and readings, to help everyone join in at home: Mass Booklet for Corpus Christi.
Everyone is welcome – see you online!