The Feast Day of Corpus Christi

To celebrate the Feast Day of Corpus Christi, this Sunday afternoon we have the opportunity of accompanying Jesus onto our streets. As we do this we meet Him in a special way. The Eucharistic procession helps us to recognise who we are as a Catholic community. When we recognise Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament we recognise him in our suffering brothers and sisters. Pope Francis said; “As we walk along the street, we feel in communion with the many brothers and sisters who are not free to express their faith in the Lord Jesus.” Furthermore, he went on to say in 2016 that “when Catholics take their faith in the true Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist into the public square they respond to the Lord’s command, by giving the food of the Lords’ presence to the crowds of today.” (Pope Francis Corpus Christi Procession, June 4, 2015 and Corpus Christi Procession 2016) We are inviting people to assemble today (Sunday) at the Parish Church at 2.30 p.m. We extend a welcome to First Holy Communicants, newly Confirmed, their family and friends, Altar Servers, Ministers of the Holy Eucharist/Word, Choirs, lay associates, all groups and societies, in essence, the whole parish community. The procession will leave St. Conleth’s at 2.45pm and journey over the bridge to the Dominican Church, concluding with outdoor solemn Benediction. By participating in the procession, we give witness in a public way and nourish our faith bringing blessing to us and to our world.