“Eucharist, because it is an action of thanksgiving to God. The Greek words eucharistein and eulogein recall the Jewish blessings that proclaim – especially during a meal – God’s works: creation, redemption, and sanctification.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church
In Trinidad and Tobago, the observance of Corpus Christi coincides with the rainy season, which has led to the belief that any crops planted on this day will flourish.
The idea behind planting and nurturing a little, budding life, which may one day rise from its burial, reminds one of the purpose of Corpus Christi – to remember that with sacrifice comes renewal.
The burial of the seed, or its sacrifice to the ground will not go in vain.
The Integrity Commission wishes the Catholic community a happy celebration of Corpus Christi. In celebrating God’s works (creation, redemption and sanctification) we may also honour these works by proving ourselves to be persons of integrity; by converting promises into action; by ingraining the tenets of sacrifice, truth and hope in our society.