Posted by: Joe of St. Thérèse | July 1, 2010

The Month of the Precious Blood of Christ

July is the Month of the Precious Blood of Christ.

How many of you have gone to your parishes and have seen this?

For those of you wondering, yes, that is the PRECIOUS BLOOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST in the glass cool aid type pitcher thingy. (Please don’t punch your computer screen)

Transubstantiation occurs at the words of consecration “Hic est enim saguinis mei novi et aeterne testementi qui pro vobis et pro multis effundetur in remissionem peccatorum” regardless of what vessel Our Lord is in (though we should not be indifferent about such things…ALWAYS the best for Our Lord)

In a Vatican corrective…Redemptionis Sacramentum, it mentions that the poruing of the Precious Blood after the Consecration should be avoided! (It’s an abuse that happens in several parishes in LA)

How much do we love the Blessed Sacrament? What would happen if the Precious Blood would spill somewhere? (God forbid). In many parishes I believe that we’d ignore it. The lack of catechesis on the Real Presence of Christ contributes to this.

Why should we not pour the Precious Blood of Christ after the consecration?

1. Love of the Blsessed Sacrament. Because we want to treat the Blessed Sacrament with the utmost reverence and adoration. We should do everything to avoid spilling, or any potential sacrelige or things like that. (This is not to say accidents don’t happen, but we should avoid them purposely)

2. Visual not confirming the interior. That is to say if protestants see us treating the Blessed Sacrament like crap, why should they believe that it’s Really, Truly and Subsantially Jesus Christ? When the Precious Blood of Christ is poured after the cosnecration, we’re treating it like ordinary wine, something normal, not super natural, that’s a problem dontcha think?

3. Last but not least, Rome says so, I purposely listed this one last, our obeidence to the rubrics of Mass shouldn’t be because of dictates from on high, but because we love God, and want to give Him our best in the worship that is due unto Him.

Oh yes, and today in the Traditional Calender is the feast day of the Precious Blood of Christ, the price for our redemption. May He have mercy on us!

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Responses

  1. Kool-Aid pitchers? UGH! What’s next, serving Doritos in place of unleavened Hosts? Maybe that shouldn’t be published, somebody may get ideas from it.

    • Oh, someone’s already tried that, fortunately we don’t see that anymore

  2. Homily 07-02-2010 – Fr. Anthony Mary – Votive Mass of the Precious Blood…

    My blog readers will be interested in your post so added a trackback to it on CatholicTide…

    • Thank you Father for the link back. May God bless you abundantly


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