Corpus Christi is Latin for the Body of Christ and is also known as the Holy Eucharist. This Sacrament, in which we believe Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is truly present among us, not only spiritually but also physically, was instituted by Christ on Holy Thursday at the last supper. The Church’s custom of having a procession on this feast dates back to the 13th century.
As part of our celebrations, the parish participates in an annual procession with the Body of Christ from our church through the adjoining neighborhoods and back to the Parish Center. Friends and parishioners are invited to participate in the festivities in any way that they feel comfortable. Participants may choose to process with us, watch as the procession passes, decorate the curb along the route with flowers or plants, or join us for adoration.
The Feast of Corpus Christi falls on June 7th, 2015.
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying,“ Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.”