Saint Gerald

Corpus Christi Procession

Corpus Christi Procession - June 10, 2023

St. Gerald Parish will host its annual Corpus Christi Procession on Saturday, June 10, 2023, beginning at 6:30 PM. The procession starts at the Lakeview Chapel, 7859 Lakeview Street, around the block (about half a mile), and back to the Chapel for a final Benediction service. A trolley will be available for those wanting to ride instead of walking the route. All are welcome to witness our faith and bring Jesus to the broader community!

Click on image to pop up a full sized version of this image. The Solemnity of Corpus Christi was introduced in the late 13th century to honor Our Lord's institution of the Most Holy Eucharist. It is believed Corpus Christi Processions date back to the 14th century. They are still held on the Feast of Corpus Christi throughout the world, often with the regal splendor and rich traditions of years past.

The procession is made up of clergy, Catholic groups and organizations, and lay people and their families. Children in First Communion dress traditionally lead the procession. The Most Holy Eucharist is held in a processional monstrance carried by a bishop, priest or deacon. The monstrance itself is protected by a decorated canopy.

In his Apostolic Letter Mane nobiscum Domine, Saint John Paul II urged all Catholics to participate in Corpus Christi Processions as a public profession of their faith in the real presence of Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament.

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