The Church Year: June 10, 2012
Today is the 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time. The liturgical color is white.
In the Extraordinary Form, this is the season after Pentecost, and the liturgical color for today is green.
In the Ordinary Form, in the United States, this is Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Sunday.
Saints & Celebrations:
On June 10, there is no special fixed liturgical day in the Ordinary Form.
In the Extraordinary Form, we celebrate St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland, widow, who died in A.D. 1093. It is a Class III day.
If you’d like to learn more about St. Margaret, you can click here.
For information about other saints, blesseds, and feasts celebrated today, you can click here.
To see today’s readings in the Ordinary Form, you can click here.
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According to the Holy See’s Directory on Popular Piety:
164. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a form of Eucharistic devotion which is particularly widespread in the Church and earnestly recommended to her Pastors and faithful. Its initial form derives from Holy Thursday and the altar of repose, following the celebration of theCoena Domini Mass. This adoration is a most apt way of expressing the connection between the celebration of the memorial of the Lord’s Sacrifice and his continued presence in the Sacrament of the Altar. The reservation of the Sacred Species, so as to be able to administer Viaticum to the sick at any time, encouraged the practice among the faithful of recollection before the tabernacle and to worship Christ present in the Sacrament.
Indeed, this worship of adoration has a sound and firm foundation,”  especially since faith in the Lord’s real presence has as its natural consequence the outward and public manifestation of that belief. Therefore, the devotion prompting the faithful to visit the blessed sacrament draws them into an ever deeper share in the paschal mystery and leads them to respond gratefully to the gift of him who through his humanity constantly pours divine life into the members of his Body.  Abiding with Christ the Lord, they enjoy his intimate friendship and pour out their hearts before him for themselves and for those dear to them and they pray for the peace and salvation of the world. Offering their entire lives with Christ to the Father in the Holy Spirit, they derive from this sublime colloquy an increase of faith, hope, and charity. Thus they foster those right dispositions that enable them with due devotion to celebrate the memorial of the Lord and receive frequently the bread given us by the Father.