Tuesday in the Third Week of Easter

 “I am the Bread of Life.”  Jesus gives us the bread of his own body, and the wine of his own blood so that we can be his companions forever.  In this life our most intimate companionship with Jesus is not a mystical union in contemplative prayer, but a sacramental union, by eating and drinking the consecrated bread and wine of this Eucharist.  But many are cut off from this companionship with Jesus by the coronavirus.  Let us offer this Mass for them in their time of hunger and thirst for Christ.