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Suggested Songs for the Corpus Christi Mass, June 10, 2012

June 10, 2012
Corpus Christi Sunday in Year B

Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of Christ) is a Latin Rite solemnity, now designated the solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). It is also celebrated in some Anglican, Lutheran and Old Catholic Churches. Like Trinity Sunday and the Solemnity of Christ the King, it does not commemorate a particular event in Jesus' life. Instead it celebrates the Body and Blood of Christ really present in the Eucharist. Its date is the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but "where the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is not a Holy Day of Obligation, it is assigned to the Sunday after the Most Holy Trinity as its proper day".
At the end of the Mass, it is customary in many places to have a procession of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
This year, it was fall on the 7th day of June but it was moved to the nearest Sunday, June 10.
If your parish is going to have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, whether before or after Mass, or sometimes after communion you may sing: 
1. Panis Angelicus (Bread of Angels) 
2. Tinapay ng Buhay (Atienza, Borres, & Francisco)

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1.      Awit mga Binuhat
2.      Kon Magkatigum ta , sibo sa ebanghelyo diin nagkatigom sila sa usa ka lawak
3.      Himaya Kanimo, Kristo Jesus
4.      Sa Hapag ng Panginoon (Morano & Francisco) 
5.      Sa Piging na Handog (Carlos, Villaroman) 
6.      Sa Piging ng Panginoon (Tabuena, Hontivers) 
7.      Water of Life (Haas)

1.      Kyrie 3rd Mass (Villanueva)
2.      Kaloy-I Kami Ginoo (Fernandez)
3.      Panginoon Maawa Ka (Francisco)
4.      Lord, Have Mercy (Francisco-Reyes)

1.      Gloria 3rd Mass (Villanueva)
2.      Himaya sa Dios II (Fernandez)
3.      Papuri sa Dios (Francisco-Reyes-Torres)
4.      Glory to God (Francisco-Agatep)

First Reading                                                                                     Ex 24:3-8
When Moses came to the people
and related all the words and ordinances of the LORD,
they all answered with one voice,
"We will do everything that the LORD has told us."
Moses then wrote down all the words of the LORD and,
rising early the next day,
he erected at the foot of the mountain an altar
and twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel.
Then, having sent certain young men of the Israelites
to offer holocausts and sacrifice young bulls
as peace offerings to the LORD,
Moses took half of the blood and put it in large bowls;
the other half he splashed on the altar.
Taking the book of the covenant, he read it aloud to the people,
who answered, "All that the LORD has said, we will heed and do."
Then he took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, saying,
"This is the blood of the covenant
that the LORD has made with you
in accordance with all these words of his."
Responsorial Psalm                                       Ps 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18
R. (13) I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.
R. Alleluia.
How shall I make a return to the LORD
for all the good he has done for me?
The cup of salvation I will take up,
and I will call upon the name of the LORD.
R. I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.
R. Alleluia.
Precious in the eyes of the LORD
is the death of his faithful ones.
I am your servant, the son of your handmaid;
you have loosed my bonds.
R. I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.
R. Alleluia.
To you will I offer sacrifice of thanksgiving,
and I will call upon the name of the LORD.
My vows to the LORD I will pay
in the presence of all his people.
R. I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.
R. Alleluia.
Second Reading                                                                     Heb 9:11-15
Brothers and sisters:
When Christ came as high priest
of the good things that have come to be,
passing through the greater and more perfect tabernacle
not made by hands, that is, not belonging to this creation,
he entered once for all into the sanctuary,
not with the blood of goats and calves
but with his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
For if the blood of goats and bulls
and the sprinkling of a heifer's ashes
can sanctify those who are defiled
so that their flesh is cleansed,
how much more will the blood of Christ,
who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God,
cleanse our consciences from dead works
to worship the living God.

For this reason he is mediator of a new covenant:
since a death has taken place for deliverance
from transgressions under the first covenant,
those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance.

Gospel Acclamation:
1.      Pangitaa ang Gingharian
2.      Aleluya, Daygon ang Dios
3.      Aleluya, Kami ay Gawin Mong Daan (Francisco)
4.      Thy Words
5.      Seek Ye First
Gospel                                                                        Mk 14:12-16, 22-26
On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread,
when they sacrificed the Passover lamb,
Jesus' disciples said to him,
"Where do you want us to go
and prepare for you to eat the Passover?"
He sent two of his disciples and said to them,
"Go into the city and a man will meet you,
carrying a jar of water.
Follow him.
Wherever he enters, say to the master of the house,
'The Teacher says, "Where is my guest room
where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?"'
Then he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready.
Make the preparations for us there."
The disciples then went off, entered the city,
and found it just as he had told them;
and they prepared the Passover.

While they were eating,
he took bread, said the blessing,
broke it, gave it to them, and said,
"Take it; this is my body."
Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them,
and they all drank from it.
He said to them,
"This is my blood of the covenant,
which will be shed for many.
Amen, I say to you,
I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine
until the day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God."
Then, after singing a hymn,
they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Personal Readings Reflection:
Greetings my brothers and sisters in Christ. How appropriate it is to celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ with the opening of the Summer season when all the beauties of nature are in full bloom! For, as the Summer is the blooming season of the year, through the Body and Blood of Christ, we too are called to bloom.

Some of you may be asking yourselves, "What is our priest talking about?" Allow me to explain. First of all, what is the purpose of the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ? This special Feast is celebrated in remembrance of Jesus who gave His life for the salvation of many. It is a Feast in remembrance of Jesus' command to celebrate the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

As we heard during today's Gospel Reading, "While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, 'Take; this is my body.'" [Mt. 26:26: Mk. 14:22; Lk. 22:20; 1 Cor. 11:24] "Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. He said to them, 'This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.'" [Mt. 26:28; Mk. 14:24; Lk. 22:19; 1 Cor. 11:25] Jesus commanded us to celebrate the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, to eat His Body and to drink His Blood.

While Jesus was on earth, He stated, "I am the living bread that came down from Heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh." [Jn. 6:51]

In the next passage, notice how Jesus began to speak with the words, "Very truly." "Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink." [Jn. 6:53-5]

To some of you, those words may appear to contradict other inspired words of the Holy Bible. In the Gospel of John, again starting with the words "Very truly," Jesus said to Nicodemus, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit." [Jn. 3:5]

When Jesus used the words, "Very truly," such not being on too many occasions, He was pointing out to something that was extremely important, something that must not be overlooked.

In the last Bible passage that I read, Jesus was indicating that we must receive the Sacrament of Baptism in order to qualify for the Kingdom of God. Through the Sacrament of Baptism, we receive our new creation as the first installment towards salvation and eternal life in the Kingdom of God.

Through the Sacrament of Baptism, we received the forgiveness of the original sin and our sins that were committed prior to being baptized. At that moment, we became members of the Body of Christ. Through our free will, we were free to welcome Jesus in our lives in humility, obedience and servitude. We could have rejected God as the fallen angels have done.

Once we have received the Sacrament of Baptism through faith in Christ, we are called to maintain our state of grace at all time. How do we do that? It is by receiving the Sacrament of Confession! Then, being in a state of grace, we are called to receive the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Christ. 

As Jesus said, "Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you." [Jn. 6:53] Some may say, "I have faith in Jesus and so I am saved!" Other may say, "I have been baptized and have become a new creation. As such, I am saved."

Believe me, unless we receive the Body and Blood of Christ through the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, we are not saved! We may have become a new creation by dying with Christ, being buried with Christ and having resurrected with Christ, but the soul has no life in it without the Body and Blood of Christ.

Faith alone does not save anyone! The Sacrament of Baptism alone does not save anyone! The Sacrament of Confession alone does not save anyone! Nor does the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist alone save anyone! Each of the aforementioned are required in the proper order for us to be saved and qualify to enjoy eternal life in the Kingdom of God.

In the Gospel of Luke, we read that Jesus said, "I tell you, to all those who have, more will be given; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken way." [Lk. 19:26]

"From those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away." What a powerful statement! How can you take away something from someone when he has nothing? From those who refuse to shine in the love and the light of Christ by the grace of God the Father and the power of the Holy Spirit, God's gift of the new creation that was received during the Sacrament of Baptism will be taken away. That person, without the Sacraments of Confession and the Holy Eucharist, is as good as dead! He will not qualify as a son or daughter of God to enjoy the eternal beatific vision of God in the Heavenly Kingdom.

When Christ anointed us by putting His seal on us, giving us the gift of the Holy Spirit in our hearts during the Sacrament of Baptism, that was the first instalment [2 Cor. 1:22] towards our salvation. If we do not walk our living faith in Christ and receive the Living Bread of life on a regular basis, by failing to obey the teachings of Jesus, we will not receive our final instalment. It is as simple as that!

The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ. The gift of salvation and eternal life in the Kingdom of God comes from Christ and no one else. If Jesus is not good enough for us, we refusing to receive Him in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, what living hope do we have of receiving our salvation and inheritance in the eternal Kingdom of God? None! Without the Body and Blood of Christ, we are lost forever!

Through Moses, the people of the Old Testament were given the Old Covenant of the Law. Through the blood of the sacrifice of animals, they received the forgiveness of sins. These sacrifices were imperfect because they had to be repeated over and over. 

Now, through the New Covenant of grace that was implemented through Christ, the perfect sacrifice of the Body and Blood for the forgiveness of sins, we receive the salvation that the Heavenly Father promised to our forefathers in the Old Testament. As children of God, [1 Jn. 3:1], having died with Christ on the cross, having been buried with Him and having resurrected with Him, we have become new creations. Having become new creations, we must behave as new creations, as slaves of Christ who shine in love.

"Do you suppose that it is for nothing that the Scripture says, 'God yearns jealously for the spirit that he has made to dwell in us?'" [Jas. 4:4-5] Yes, God is jealous of the spirit that He has made to dwell in us. Through Christ, we have become living Temple of the Lord God.

As new creations, we are as blooming flowers, called to shine in the darkness of this world so the Spirit of Christ may manifest Himself through us. Having the light of Christ within us, it is not called to be hidden. It is called to shine forth through our thoughts, our words and our actions. It is called to be a living example.

Through the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Christ, we can receive our blessed hope, the assurance of our salvation. Through the Body and Blood of Christ, we find the necessary strength to persevere in this world. While we are in this world, we no longer belong to this world!

As we continue with the celebration of the Holy Mass, let us be thankful to the Lord Jesus for His Body and Blood that assures us our salvation. And let us remember throughout the week that as new creations, we are called to feed on the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist so the Body and Blood of Christ may transform us in His likeness.
1.      Daygon, Ikaw Ginoong Dios
2.      Diyutay Lang Kini
3.      Nagahalad Kami
4.      Uban ning Pan ug bino (Cubillas)
5.      Aniang Among Halad
6.      Unang Alay (Magnaye)
7.      Isang Pagkain, Isang Katawan, Isang Bayan (San Pedro) 
8.      Pag-aalay (Francisco)
9.      One Bread, One Body (Foley)
10.  Prayer for Generosity (Arboleda)
11.  Prayer of Rupert Mayer (Francisco)
12.  Take and Receive “Command and I obey” 

1.      Sanctus 3rd Mass (Villanueva)
2.      Sanctus Mass V (Villanueva)
3.      Santos I Chord of C F G
4.      Santo, Santo, Santo (Que)
5.      Holy, Holy, Holy (Benitez)

1.      Si Kristo atong Handumon
2.      Among Gihandum
3.      Si Kristo ay Gunitain (Ramirez)
4.      Si Kristo’y Namatay (Hontiveros)
5.      Sa Krus mo at Pagkabuhay
6.      Christ Has Died (Bayogos)
7.      When We Eat This Bread

1.      Amen (Fernandez)
2.      Amen C (GKK Nagaawit Nagadayeg Songbook)
3.      Dakilang Amen (Francisco)
4.      Amen (WYD 95)

Pater Noster:
As usual, choose the best Our Father, Ama Namin, Amahan Namo which everyone in the church can sing with you J

Agnus Dei:
1.      Agnus Dei 3rd Mass (Villanueva)
2.      Kordero sa Dios (Fernandez)
3.      Kordero ng Diyos (Arboleda-Francisco)
4.      Lam of God (Folk)

1.      Kini Maong Akong Lawas, best choice for the celebration. Sibo kaayo sa Ebanghelyo
2.      O Dios Ikaw Haduol
3.      Natawag ko Na Ikaw
4.      O Hesus, Hilumin Mo (Francisco)
5.      Pag-alabin Aming Puso (Francisco)
6.      Sa Dapit Hapon (Tabuena & Hontiveros) admittedly Lenten, but if you prioritize Stanza 3...
7.      Ito ang Aking Katawan (Isidro & Ramirez) best choice, stanzas 1 to 3
8.      Likhain Mong Muli (Alejo, Francisco)
9.      Anima Christi (Arboleda) 
10.  Empty Space (Go, Francisco) 
11.  The Presence of Jesus (Haas)

1.      Diocesan Shared Vision (if your parish have), we need to sing this so that the parishioners will know the parish vision
2.      Ang Tawag
3.      Ang Atong Tulubagon
4.      Tanda ng Kaharian ng Diyos (Moreno, Francisco)
5.      I am the Bread of Life (Toolan) Stanza 3 ang priority.

Have a blessed day everyone J


  1. A million thanks to you for all your hardwork doing this weekly just to share it to us. We a San Lorenzo Parish in Verona, Italy thanking you so much. We really appreciate it

    1. Kumusta na po kayo diyan sa San Lorenzo Parish sa Verona?


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