SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
Eucharist celebration in the Cathedral, 7am – 8am – 11am – 1pm – 5.30pm
“This solemnity reminds us how, in the fragmentation of life, the Lord comes to meet us with a loving fragility, that is the Eucharist. In the Bread of Life, the Lord comes to visit us by making himself humble food that with love heals our memory, ill with frenzy. The Eucharist commemorates his Passion, the love of God for us. In the Eucharist, there is all the flavour of Jesus’ words and gestures, the fragrance of his Spirit. By receiving it, the certainty of being loved by Him is impressed upon us” (Pope Francis).
At 9pm, Archbishop monsignor Mario Delpini will preside over the diocesan service for which, in accordance with the current provisions on Covid-19 prevention, only people expressly invited will be able to enter the Duomo:
- Auxiliary Bishops and residents of the Diocese
- The Milanese Episcopal Council and the Metropolitan Chapter
- The Deans of the City of Milan
- A representation of Consecrated Life
- A representation of permanent Deacons and of candidate Deacons to the presbyterate
- City Authorities
- A representation of the Diocesan Coordination of Associations and Movements
- A representation of the Confraternity of the Duomo, of the Confraternity of the Diocese, and of the Orders of Chivalry
- A representation of the Pastoral Diocesan Council
All worshippers will be able to follow the service live on television on the digital channel 195 or in streaming from the Milan Diocese website (www.chiesadimilano.it).
At the end of the service, there will be a moment of Adoration, with testimonies from a doctor, a mother, a hospital chaplain and an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, concluding with the Eucharist Blessing.