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Corpus Christi Procession
June 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday, June 18, is the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). This feast is a day where we specially recognize the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. We believe so strongly that the bread has changed into the Body of Christ that we expose it in a chapel for adoration to meditate on how Christ is working in our lives. We take it outside the Church doors in procession to show the world our belief in this gift instituted by Christ.
This procession is treated with solemnity and dignity. The Body of Christ is placed in a monstrance and incensed. We are blessed as the sign of the cross is made with the Eucharist. Then the Eucharist is processed around the church and out the Fifth Avenue doors with everyone who wishes to participate following behind. We will go in procession singing songs of praise around the neighborhood, then back to St. Stephen’s for Benediction. This will last about half an hour.
The procession will take place at the end of the 10:30 a.m. Mass. We encourage everyone to come and participate in this great celebration of our faith.