The Parish Church of Saint MatthewBig Lamp ~ Newcastle
Latest News Corpus Christi 2021
On Corpus Christi, for the first time in fifteen months, we celebrated Benediction at Saint Matthew’s. Choir, servers and priest needed to search their memories; but both servers and choir did an excellent job; and it was good for us to be able to participate in Benediction again.Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament involves placing the consecrated Host in which inheres the Presence of Christ on the Altar. It is an opportunity, as it were, to extend the period of the Mass between the Eucharistic Prayer and Holy Communion, so that we can offer our devotions and prayers to the risen Christ present in the Sacrament on the Altar. At the end, a blessing is bestowed with the consecrated Host.